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Distinguishing Between Free Software and Freeware

[ Thanks to D.C.
Parris
for this link. ]

“I ran across a business website that refers to Amanda and
Bacula as freeware. While I realize the average user may not
recognize the difference, those of us who know better should
distinguish clearly between the terms freeware and Free
Software.

“It happens more than some of us may realize. People call Free
Software freeware (and vice-versa), as if both terms mean the same
thing. Journalists working for the mainstream local newspapers
frequently prefer to cater to the ignorance of the masses than to
state clearly the difference between various categories of
software…”


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