Free to be misused by you and me

OSNews reports Sun ‘Distorts’ Definition Of Free Software. “Sun’s president Jonathan Schwartz has angered some in the free software community for appearing to misrepresent what open source is. In Schwartz’s opening keynote at the JavaOne conference on Monday he spoke about how free price is the most important feature of free and open source software.” It’s sad to see this myth continued, and a frustrating misunderstanding. Open Source Software is Free-To-Change, Free-To-Use-The-Way-You-Want, Modifiable, Manipulable, Free-From-Legal-Claims, Free-To-Share, Liberated. Free was such a loaded word to choose. Bummer

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