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LXer: Free Software in Reality Isn't Free

Jan 18, 2005, 01:00 (19 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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