Defining Free Software Business

Ben Finney ben at
Tue Jun 27 03:34:26 UTC 2006

On 27-Jun-2006, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> Since these companies will be listed as GBN friendly companies

I enumerated three categories: "free", "free but depends on non-free",
"non-free". Which of those categories are you saying "will be listed
as GBN friendly companies"?

> What is the point to classify businesses that do something that is
> not acceptable?

One possibility: To highlight those businesses that already have
laudable practices ("free"), to show businesses that we feel are
progressing in the right direction ("free but currently depends on
non-free"), and contrast them against those who currently have no
actual progress in that direction ("non-free").

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Ben Finney <ben at>
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