"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
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