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Re: Please Avoid Unethical Term

From: Ivan Vučica
Subject: Re: Please Avoid Unethical Term
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:03:53 +0000

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 6:08 PM, Adilcan Eren <address@hidden> wrote:
> I agree with that.
> Some other term in "Words to Avoid" page might just "loaded or confusing".
> But the "open source" non-movement only cares about pratical benefits, not
> users' freedom, which differs with ethical criterias of free software
> philosophy.

I agree with this in principle.

As an additional consideration, you should have attended the talk by
OSI at FOSDEM or watched it.

Especially relevant answer starts at 44:45.

I choose to say "free software" where practically possible.
Nonetheless, I recognize that "open source" is also about freedoms,
even if the term (by design) isn't.

I do find it amusing that part of the objection to phrase "open
source" being confusing can also apply to the phrase "free software".

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