Metaphors of Free Software

Nicolas JEAN jean at
Tue Sep 30 16:36:48 UTC 2014

On 30/09/2014 18:31, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
> op 30-09-14 17:22, lfodh at schreef:
>>    Modification: Flowers for your garden
>>    Free Software is like buying flowers for your garden. If the seed of
>>    those flowers spreads and you get more flowers, you can give those
>>    seeds or flowers away if you want to. Proprietary software is like
>>    signing an agreement that you will never ever use or give away those
>>    seeds or flowers.
>> And accordings to my mother, in the gardening community, such an idea
>> would be considered madness and an insult to the craft. ;)
> There are many patents on plants and seeds, see:
> But I like: "Proprietary software is like patented seed".

+1 !

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