re: How do you explain open source to people who lack a programming background? VIEW POST

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re: Compare it to open access research. It's not about doing work for free, it's about making the results public, and sharing your research. "Open" is ...
 

Great point - "free" vs "open" is a really important distinction.

 

I prefer the libre vs gratis distinction. It's free as in speech

I still come from the old world and just don't consider most "open" software to be free. It's a movement that kind of co-opted the original free movement. There is very little "free" software in mass use anymore. Of course, most software isn't even "open". :(

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