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    A religious defence of free software


    I know we usually try to keep religion out of these forums, but these articles are really worth reading:
    Love your neighbour as yourself and choose your software accordingly
    Free software and the early church
    Last edited by hazel; 02-03-2012 at 02:55 PM. Reason: Spelling mistake in link
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    Top linky no worky
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    Thanks Hazel - it fires up proper now.
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    no such thing as free software, not even gonna get started with religion or politics

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonyo View Post
    no such thing as free software
    lol, you look like quite a troll with that comment. It's like going onto an ebay traders forum and saying 'no such thing as buying and selling'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonyo View Post
    no such thing as free software, not even gonna get started with religion or politics
    It would be great if you didn't start banging the same drum here as you were doing at linuxquestions...

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    http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/3.0
    Free software is simply software that respects our freedom — our freedom to learn and understand the software we are using. Free software is designed to free the user from restrictions put in place by proprietary software, and so using free software lets you join a global community of people who are making the political and ethical choice assertion of our rights to learn and to share what we learn with others.
    Philosophy of the GNU Project - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
    We maintain this free software definition to show clearly what must be true about a particular software program for it to be considered free software
    Open Source?

    Another group has started using the term “open source” to mean something close (but not identical) to “free software”. We prefer the term “free software” because, once you have heard that it refers to freedom rather than price, it calls to mind freedom. The word “open” never refers to freedom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caravel View Post
    It would be great if you didn't start banging the same drum here as you were doing at linuxquestions...
    since you've brought up the other site, i'll just add that due to some diffs with some members there, i no longer support it

    if i run into the same type here, i'll be outa here too
    Last edited by jonyo; 02-07-2012 at 03:12 AM.

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    I no longer support the other site either, but for different reasons. This is a pretty quiet forum - generally the only trouble you'll find here is that which you bring with you.

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    i'll decide for myself what this site is about, might you have something to say on topic?

    What is Free Software?

    “Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”.
    Last edited by jonyo; 02-07-2012 at 11:54 AM.

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