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Re: [gNewSense-users] libre people

From: Kelly
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] libre people
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 18:52:06 -0600

On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 00:23:55 +0200
Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden> wrote:

> Paul O'Malley - gnu's not unix - schreef:
> > 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.
> Alright, so probably "Freedom + <noun>" has a negative connotation
> for an amount of people too significant for us not to take into
> account. I'm not saying we should discard the term completely, but we
> should at least consider the alternatives a bit more.
> Now, I wonder if the term "libre" has a similar issue for Spanish or 
> French speakers. If it does, please let us know.
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I like the word free and all of its derivatives (freedom, etc).
It is simple and pure and always has been.
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