[Linux-aus] Who defines Open Source?
donna at cc.com.au
Wed Feb 8 10:40:02 UTC 2006
On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 08:42 +0800, Senectus . wrote:
> On 2/8/06, Leon Brooks <leon-linuxaus at cyberknights.com.au> wrote:
> > On Wednesday 08 February 2006 07:53, Paul Shirren wrote:
> > > while Free Software qualifies as Open Source, Open Source is
> > [not]
> > > necessarily Free Software.
> > Cheers; Leon
> How is that possible?
> If the source is open then the software _must_ also be free, of course
> people _can_ pay for it if they want it compiled or package or
> supported (even if they just feel like paying for it to be nice).
Cos whilst you might be able to see the source, you may not be free to
change, modify and further distribute it.
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