FAQ for giving lectures about Free Software

Alex Hudson home at alexhudson.com
Wed Jul 5 20:48:41 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 21:25 +0100, Simon Morris wrote:
> Another reason why a term other than "free software" is sometimes
> needed is that the word freeware is too easily confused with Free
> Software and it has very negative connotations.

I agree; if you can't correct an incorrect use, it's sometimes bad. I'm
not sure open source is much better on average; in fact, virtually every
term other than FLOSS has problems, and FLOSS only doesn't because it's
an acronym rather than a word. "Leebraware" also grates on these ears :/

I was thinking the other day how convenient it would have been if
"shareware" was a neologism. 



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