How can one say Linux is $-free . . . ?

Martin Marcher martin.marcher at
Thu Dec 21 14:39:19 UTC 2006


Am 21.12.2006 um 12:24 schrieb Rutger van Haasteren:

> by the way, I have used 'for free' perhaps in the wrong context,  
> but I was
> just trying to make a point here about the community. The GPL  
> doesn't say
> that GPLd software must be free of charge, but for any usefull  
> piece of GPLd
> software this will usually be the case

exactly my point. I guess due to the lack of the correct words for  
"free of charge" and "free as in freedom" we were arguing about the  
same opinion (A few friends of mine earn some extra money with  
exactly that business modell - software itself is free but not the  
work not the patches etc.)


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