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Re: Free Software and Torpark (was: Ultimate solution)
On Sunday 25 March 2007 14:06, Fabian Keil wrote:
> ... and the people who currently don't use Torpark because it isn't
> free software and the people who don't care about Torpark itself but
> would appreciate it if the term "free software" wouldn't be watered
Watered down? C'mon. Do a google search for "free software". At least half
of the results refer to software that is "free as in beer" vs "free as in
speech". If you want to show the difference between "free" and "Free",
capitalize it like everyone else. Just because something isn't "Free"
doesn't mean you have to pay for it.
Speaking of freedom, what about a giving a software developer the freedom
to prevent commercial abuse? Would you prefer to give them the "Freedom"
to stop working on their software because they don't want it ripped off
>Torpark's license just doesn't give the user enough rights to
>call Torpark either free software or open source software
>without causing confusion, raised eyebrows or being laughed at.
I argue that anyone trying to redefine the english word "free" to only
mean software licensed according to the FSF guidelines deserves to be
This is a stupid argument to start with -- ignoring the license, TorPark
should be recommended based on the quality of the code and the features
of the software. If TorPark LLC does something evil at a later date, stop