free as in beer (was Re: Clean Sheet?)

Valient Gough vgough at
Mon Jan 17 05:04:49 CST 2005

Carlos Perelló Marín wrote:
>A system like Rosetta is not a trivial task to develop, if you get it
>for free, why should you reimplement it from zero?
Free as in beer..  Haven't followed the history of GNU, GNOME, eh? :-)

Many projects have been created to replace tools which were not open 
source, but were free to use.   A cross-platform widget toolkit is not 
trivial to develop, but people refused to use Qt, even though it was 
freely available (along with source code!).


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