Freeware Python editor

Steven D. Majewski sdm7g at Virginia.EDU
Wed Oct 31 19:05:33 CET 2001


On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Erik Max Francis wrote:

> Oleg Broytmann wrote:
> 
> >    And, BTW, "free to use" is not free in the sense I prefer. I'd
> > better
> > read free code. And free code is the code I can read, modify and
> > distribute. I hope I do not start yet another GNU flame war. :)
> 
> "Freeware" has a well-defined meaning that predates open source
> initiatives.  The sense it was used in this case was correct, so
> complaints about _free_ not being defined the way _you_ prefer it are
> irrelevant.

Yeah, but not all of us are that old, Max! ;-) 
I only go back to the PDP-11 days, when freeware was something 
I got on a 9 inch reel from a DECUS tape copying party! 

-- Steve Majewski







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