Skype is not free software
aes at gnome.org
Thu Sep 23 22:20:36 UTC 2004
On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 19:58 +0100, sparkes wrote:
> 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.
Precisely; my comment was in reference to people asking for it to be in
universe, which afaik is only 100% free (as in freedom) software.
(I like skype and will probably be using it in a few weeks time, that's
not the point ;)
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