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Definition of free
  • From: "Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC)" <hylton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 13:43:49 +0200
  • Message-id: <444773F5.5060308@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
I have seen it many times that free software in the Linux sense means "free" as in freedom, not "free" as in free beer.

Free in the Oxford dictionary says free is defined as not under the control of anyoneelse, not confined/obstructed.

What is the difference as both can cost an arm and a leg?


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