LXer: Free Software in Reality Isn't Free
Jan 18, 2005, 01:00 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Subhasish Ghosh)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Software, whether application software like gcc or system
software like Linux which are part of the Free Software Foundation
attract masses by their appeal of being free. In reality, this
in-born-nature of FSF software of being free (in the sense of
freedom of speech and not free beer) is not so clear and cogent to
a common man. More significantly, if one takes an in-depth look
into the Linux world, things seem to go the other way.
"Linux when first appeared though did manage to make quite a
good name for it, however failed to live-up to its reputation in
the years to follow..."