Skype is not free software
sparkes at westmids.biz
Thu Sep 23 18:58:36 UTC 2004
Andy Jarvis wrote:
>I beg to differ. Skype is absolutely free.
definiately puts Skype as a non-free app.
>If you paid for it, you have
ah, you have misunderstood the use of the word free here. The previous
poster meant free as in freedom. the following links might help you see
the subtule difference that can lead to flamewars ;-)
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/ for the reasons behind freesoftware and
http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php for the slightly easier to
understand concept of open source software.
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