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Re: [gNewSense-users] libre people

From: Paul O'Malley - gnu's not unix -
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] libre people
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 22:17:27 +0100
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Sam Geeraerts wrote:
Paul O'Malley - gnu's not unix - schreef:
Sam Geeraerts wrote:
My words? I had issues with the words libre and free, not freedom. Anyway, I can see that software would not be the first thing on people's minds when you say Freedom, but do you really think people would take offence? That sounds a bit strange, but then I'm not a native English speaker nor do I have a cultural background that would have such associations. Interesting thought.
I do or I would not have said it.

Freedom, tends to be Freedom Fighters, which as we all know one person's freedom fighter, is another person's terrorist.

Freedom fries.

By the way, I regularly hear on podcasts that people are unsure how to pronounce a project name. Sometimes that results in humor, sometimes in criticism. Fact is that if you want people to talk about it (confidently), you would do good to make it roll of the tongue easily. I've heard at least 4 English pronunciations of libre: libruh, librrruh (French r, or something like it), libray and a combination of the latter two. Just listen to some of Leo Laporte's intros on FLOSS Weekly to get a taste.
perhaps we need to do a Libre recording 10 times and stick it on the gns website

Libre People

The Freedom is in the Source!
anyway I don't want to run win debate just contribute to it

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