[linux-audio-dev] "free"? "open"?

Bradford Garton garton at columbia.edu
Wed Feb 22 00:16:31 EST 2006


Yikes -- I thought the original question concerned the merits/demerits of 
free, but non-source vs. open-source (obviously free) software.  Which is 
sort of an interesting question.  I can see valid arguments on both sides, 
and personally I feel that context plays an important role.  But as an 
academic I'm now required to yell 'context' whenever possible.

Of course the discussion rapidly devolved into the tired old 'commercial 
vs. other' argument, as usual.  By the way, I thought the notion of 
pirating free software was sort of silly...

brad


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