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Holiday Wishes

Dec 25, 2007, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"The other day, I was in Chicago, visiting an old friend that I had not seen in person for three years. He teaches philosophy at a major university, and mentioned that next semester he's teaching a course on freedom. Immediately, I jibed him with the question, 'free as in beer or free as in freedom?' Then I spent the next 10 minutes explaining what I meant.

"And as I was giving my friend the Reader's Digest version of the history of the free software and open source software movements, I found myself getting more excited, more eager to tell the story. Even after all these years, relating the intricacies of FOSS yet again still brought positive feelings up to the surface..."

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