[OT] Free Office suite for Linux and Windows

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Dec 9 13:54:55 EST 2013


Richmond wrote:
> I am no "purer" than the next man if we're talking about Richard Stallman's
> hijacking of the word 'Free' so it means 'Free' as resemanticised by
> Richard Stallman.

I wouldn't call it "hijacking" as much as just one of the many inherent 
ambiguities in English.

The first several definitions here uses "free" in the sense Stallman 
most frequently uses it:
<http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/free>

That in addition to "libre" the word "fee" also refers to "gratis" is 
not of Stallman's making.

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