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[LUG] RMS on free vs open


Probably seen this, but it bears re-reading from time to time:

Although most software that is considered “open source” also is considered “free software”[...], Stallman has argued the terms imply different values. “For the Open Source movement, non-free software is a suboptimal solution,” Stallman later wrote. “For the Free Software movement, non-free software is a social problem and free software is the solution.”

(From a Wired piece on Replicant, interesting in its own right: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/10/replicant/ )

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