[ILUG-BOM] [Flame Bait] Open Office not upgradable in Linux but possible in Windows.

Siddhesh Poyarekar siddhesh.poyarekar at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 01:06:03 IST 2009


On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 10:03 PM, Rony<gnulinuxist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Free Software movement believes that all software should be free
>> (freedom). Open Source movement aims for business acceptably,which
>> means that free and proprietary software should coexist. So they're
>> ideologically different movements.
>>
>>
>>
> Thats why the word Libre software was coined to remove any ambiguity.
>

No, Libre is used when there is need to clarify that it is free as in
freedom. Which means that it is still Free software. Which is
different from Open Source.

A practical difference is this:

Free Software: GPL licenses only. Hence, freedom and rights of the
user and developer are protected

Open Source Software: BSD, MIT, GPL, Creative Commons, etc. Basically
licenses under which source code reuse and redistribution is allowed,
regardless of whether the rights are passed on/retained or not.


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Siddhesh Poyarekar
http://siddhesh.in


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