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Open Source but not Free Software (or vice versa)Open Source but not Free Software (or vice versa)

I recently was at talk were Stallman was the keynote speaker, and he stated he hated the term open software, because it was geared to confuse people.

Now, I have since then read on to understand his stance, but I am unable to draw a line where free software becomes open source, and which licenses can be considered in each group.

For example I know that GPL, LGPL are free software licenses, but they are also open source licenses as well.

Is there a pure open source license? like MIT license? or is it all shades of grey.

Can a line be drawn?

Thanks!

Possible Duplicate:
Open Source but not Free Software (or vice versa)

I recently was at talk were Stallman was the keynote speaker, and he stated he hated the term open software, because it was geared to confuse people.

Now, I have since then read on to understand his stance, but I am unable to draw a line where free software becomes open source, and which licenses can be considered in each group.

For example I know that GPL, LGPL are free software licenses, but they are also open source licenses as well.

Is there a pure open source license? like MIT license? or is it all shades of grey.

Can a line be drawn?

Thanks!

Possible Duplicate:
Open Source but not Free Software (or vice versa)

I recently was at talk were Stallman was the keynote speaker, and he stated he hated the term open software, because it was geared to confuse people.

Now, I have since then read on to understand his stance, but I am unable to draw a line where free software becomes open source, and which licenses can be considered in each group.

For example I know that GPL, LGPL are free software licenses, but they are also open source licenses as well.

Is there a pure open source license? like MIT license? or is it all shades of grey.

Can a line be drawn?

Thanks!

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Possible Duplicate:
Open Source but not Free Software (or vice versa)

I recently was at talk were Stallman was the keynote speaker, and he stated he hated the term open software, because it was geared to confuse people.

Now, I have since then read on to understand his stance, but I am unable to draw a line where free software becomes open source, and which licenses can be considered in each group.

For example I know that GPL, LGPL are free software licenses, but they are also open source licenses as well.

Is there a pure open source license? like MIT license? or is it all shades of grey.

Can a line be drawn?

Thanks!

I recently was at talk were Stallman was the keynote speaker, and he stated he hated the term open software, because it was geared to confuse people.

Now, I have since then read on to understand his stance, but I am unable to draw a line where free software becomes open source, and which licenses can be considered in each group.

For example I know that GPL, LGPL are free software licenses, but they are also open source licenses as well.

Is there a pure open source license? like MIT license? or is it all shades of grey.

Can a line be drawn?

Thanks!

Possible Duplicate:
Open Source but not Free Software (or vice versa)

I recently was at talk were Stallman was the keynote speaker, and he stated he hated the term open software, because it was geared to confuse people.

Now, I have since then read on to understand his stance, but I am unable to draw a line where free software becomes open source, and which licenses can be considered in each group.

For example I know that GPL, LGPL are free software licenses, but they are also open source licenses as well.

Is there a pure open source license? like MIT license? or is it all shades of grey.

Can a line be drawn?

Thanks!

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Difference between free and open software?

I recently was at talk were Stallman was the keynote speaker, and he stated he hated the term open software, because it was geared to confuse people.

Now, I have since then read on to understand his stance, but I am unable to draw a line where free software becomes open source, and which licenses can be considered in each group.

For example I know that GPL, LGPL are free software licenses, but they are also open source licenses as well.

Is there a pure open source license? like MIT license? or is it all shades of grey.

Can a line be drawn?

Thanks!