The FSFE summit

Daniel Pocock daniel at
Mon Jul 11 09:39:14 UTC 2016

On 11/07/16 11:27, Carsten Agger wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm pleased to see the announcement of the coming FSFE summit
> it's an exciting schedule and I hope I'll be able to attend.
> However, and I really don't intend to start any prolonged "editor wars"
> or otherwise engage in lengthy hairsplitting, but a part of me is also
> unhappy to see the term "open source" featuring so prominently in an
> event sponsored by the FSFE.  I do believe RMS is right in his reasons
> to reject the term, one of them being that it is kind of a
> "business-friendly" way of avoiding the issue of freedom.
> We should not endorse the avoidance of the issue of freedom, are my
> thoughts. This should, in my conception, be a defining difference
> between an event like this, organized by the FSFE, and a conference such
> as FOSDEM, whose aim is more general.

How do you feel about using the more verbose "free and open source

Sadly, the term "free" is often misused and the wider public is not
always aware what we are talking about.

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