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Re: [opensuse] Printer Recommendation?
  • From: Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 12:55:04 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.1.10.0809031240340.23109@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


On Sep 3 11:23 Roger Oberholtzer wrote (shortened):
On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 04:33 -0400, Andrew Joakimsen wrote:
On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:35 AM, Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxx> wrote:
I think you should clarify when you post "free" what exactly that word
means in your context.

What "free software" means (I didn't write only "free",
I wrote explicitely "free software") in particular
in the context of GNU/Linux is perfectly clear.

Perhaps it should be called 'open source'/ 'closed source'
instead of 'free'/'proprietary'.

Strictly speaking "open source" is not necessarily "free software"
but "free software" implies "open source (code)".

To maximise the "Confusion of tongues":
"Free software" is of course not "freeware".
For example the Brother driver is "freeware" which is
neither "free software" nor "open source software".

But we are off-topic.

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstrasse 5, 90409 Nuernberg, Germany
AG Nuernberg, HRB 16746, GF: Markus Rex
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