[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.

Siddhesh Poyarekar

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