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From Shane Curcuru <...@shanecurcuru.org>
Subject Re: A Happy Subscriber
Date Fri, 18 May 2012 19:07:36 GMT
Heh - the wikipedia article is the best generic description of the 
quote, although there are plenty of essays written about it:

   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratis_versus_libre

The point is ensuring that by using an OSI-approved (or similar) open 
source license like the Apache License v2.0, that end users are free to 
both download the software - without cost - as well as actually use the 
software - without restrictions.

Apache software is always both: free as in beer (no cost) and free as in 
speech (no restrictions, other than the details of the license).

- Shane

On 2012-05-18 2:32 PM, Chery wrote:
> I don't know about free beer....
> But Open Source and Free Speech are awesome....
>
> :)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark LaPierre [mailto:marklapier@aol.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 18, 2012 1:30 PM
> To: ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: A Happy Subscriber
>
> Free, as in beer, is great but free, as in speech, is what is really great about Open
Office.
>
> On 05/17/2012 09:18 PM, Shane Curcuru wrote:
>> Alan - we're glad you like it. Please note that this Apache OpenOffice
>> podling is now shipping Apache OpenOffice 3.4, which is probably a
>> better thing to upgrade to (if you can) than an older OpenOffice.org
>> 3.1 release. The Apache OpenOffice project is the way forward for most
>> OpenOffice.org users.
>>
>> http://www.openoffice.org/news/aoo34.html
>>
>> 김용일 and everyone - please note that all software products from the
>> Apache Software Foundation and every Apache project are always
>> available for free at our project's websites here on the apache.org
>> domain. You never need to pay, register, or sign up for anything to
>> download or use Apache software - ever.
>>
>> Many third party download sites like CNet, FileHippo, Softpedia,
>> Download-Whatever and the like may offer Apache software products
>> themselves on their websites. This is allowed under the Apache
>> License, and it's even allowed for those sites to charge for the download.
>> However searching for "Fake OpenOffice site" shows that some download
>> sites are not as responsible as others in clearly stating if they've
>> modified the software, or why they are charging you for the download.
>>
>> But why would you ever want to pay someone else for a copy of Apache
>> software when you can always get it here free? 8-)
>>
>> - Shane
>>
>> On 2012-05-17 8:33 PM, 김용일 wrote:
>>> i think so!
>>> but also really do not think free
>>> maybe exist responsible for giving somthing to others my knowhow
>>>
>>> 2012/5/18<adomhnallach@orange.net>
>>>
>>>> HI, I've just downloaded OpenOffice,3.1,and it is excellent. Here in
>>>> Scotland Microsoft Word,2007 cost £85, and yours is free. I like
>>>> your philosophy.
>>>> Sláinte,
>>>>
>>>> Alan R Macdonald
>>>> adomhnallach@orange.net
>>>> Glasgow, Scotland
>>>>
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