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A Field Guide to Free Software Supporters

Jan 25, 2008, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Hearing the terms 'free software' or 'open source,' you might imagine that they referred to a single school of thought. Even 'free and open source software' (FOSS) suggests only two different outlooks: Free software, which values political and philosophical freedom, and open source, whose main interest is enhanced software quality.

"Yet all these impressions would be misleading. When you look, there are at least seven different types of FOSS supporters..."

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