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LinuxDevices.com: Opinion: Open source software is NOT free!

Nov 08, 2000, 12:20 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

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"Open source software" -- also known as "free software" -- is NOT free."

"After all, it doesn't simply grow on trees. Lots of individuals and companies invest lots of hours -- and sweat -- in creating, testing, and maintaining that so-called "free" software."

"So free software is not cost free. In that case, who pays for it? And who owns it?"

"The free software community pays, in a manner of speaking, for the development of free software. And, it's the free software community who owns the result."

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