Skype is not free software

Benjamin Edwards bedwards at
Mon Sep 27 16:02:50 UTC 2004

'gratis software' as opposed to 'free software' or 'open source software' - I kind of like this as succinct way of making the distinction.


>>> Colin Watson <cjwatson at> 09/27/04 03:10pm >>>
On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 01:52:19PM +0100, Benjamin Edwards wrote:

"Free of charge" or "gratis" are reasonably idiomatic choices in
English. Other languages have better choices of words available (e.g.
libre/gratuit in French).


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at] 

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