[Fsf-friends] Re: Join IRC: irc.freenode.net , #marathiopensource, #janabhaaratii

Raj Mathur raju@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Thu Nov 9 13:48:41 IST 2006

On Thursday 09 November 2006 12:32, Vihan Pandey wrote:
> Hello,
> You wrote :
>  One more thing, AFAIK FSF doesn't believe in the
> > promotion of term ``Open Source''. Can someone give clarification
> > on this issue?
> The clarification has been made innumerable times, since the time
> ``certain" people decided the term ``Free Software" was not the
> ideal term and values of freedom would not find place in the
> software industry and among ``techies". The entire concept is VERY
> well documented here :
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/
> The specifics vis a vis ``Open Source" are here :
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-for-freedom.html
> At the end of the day its up to your free will to determine are you
> interested in ``high quality technically superior software and
> extreme amounts of $$$" or are you interested in building a better
> society based on freedom and equality.

Or maybe even both!

-- Raju

> The decision you make in terms of following the movement and term
> ``Free Software " or ``Open Source" consequently decides a better
> future for one. Moreover what you preach to others will have an
> impact as well.
> The choice is yours.

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