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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: Apache wins CNet award for excellence
Date Tue, 10 Mar 1998 00:56:58 GMT
As opposed to microsoft calling IE freeware because it's free of cost? 
Not that they have yet that I know of.  Personally I'd kind of like a term
which has at least a legal meaning which can't be abused like that. 

Dean

On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

> On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> > I kind of like "open source code", see www.opensource.org. 
> 
> I don't like that term just because of the bad taste that the term "open" 
> leaves in my ear. 
> 
> > 
> > Dean
> > 
> > On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:
> > 
> > > It is really freeware.  I don't like the term either, but it is the
> > > closest thing that fits.  Freeware does not imply not copyrighted.  public
> > > domain implies that.
> > > 
> > > I prefer "freely available", but that is hard to explain.
> > > 
> > > I would have been more pleased if cnet went more into reasons why to use
> > > Apache (ie. not just it is free, everyone else does, and it works), but it
> > > is nice to see them making that pick even though it means little.
> > > 
> > > On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> > > 
> > > > http://www.cnet.com/Content/Reviews/Special/Iawards98/ss02.html
> > > > 
> > > > aarg, they called it "freeware".  Is it worth bothering them about?
> > > > 
> > > > 	Brian
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > --=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--
> > > > "Optimism is a strategy for making                         brian@apache.org
> > > > a better future." - Noam Chomsky                        brian@hyperreal.org
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> 
> 


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