[OT] Free Office suite for Linux and Windows

Philip Hudson phil.hudson at iname.com
Tue Dec 10 04:15:02 EST 2013


This is a very old discussion. We can and should use 'libre' and 'gratis'
instead if/when it's appropriate.


On 9 December 2013 18:54, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:

> 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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