free software? (Re: Web services and free software)

Yavor Doganov yavor at
Wed Jul 18 21:59:11 UTC 2007

Oleg Verych wrote:
> [just a note]

And just a sidenote: pay attention to the mailing list you're sending
this to.  Most of the list subscribers are well aware about these
issues and presumably have already oriented themselves.

> On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 09:25:22PM +0100, Alex Hudson wrote:
> > First, free software is very good at being decentralised: git,
> What do mean `git'? GNU Interactive Tools or that one authored by
> Linus Torvalds? Latter isn't free software it's open source.

It is free software because the author(s) chose a license that is a
free software license.  The views of the authors regarding the free
software movement and its goals are irrelevant.  However, namely these
antagonistic views are a reason (valid or not) for some people,
including myself, not to use their software when viable alternaives
exist.  This is also irrelevant to the issue -- git (the VCS) is free
software regardless.

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