[lpi-discuss] [OT] The Free/Open/FOSS/FLOSS/etc... world has F'LOST-ME! -- WAS: Principles/Sendmail

G. Matthew Rice matt at starnix.com
Thu Jul 21 12:45:47 EDT 2005

"Bryan J. Smith" <b.j.smith at ieee.org> writes:
> "Bryan J. Smith" <b.j.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> > I prefer to use the word "competitive" for the FOSS*1* world.
> > Freedomware*1* (open source, open standard) ...
> or FLOSS acronyms especially.  I have been proliferating the
> term "Freedomware" (short for "Freedom Softare**) from well

This is hilarious.  I guess that inspiration comes from a lots of directions.
I jokingly came up with libertyware (along with Torsten, I believe) for US
people since freeware and some of the other terms may sound too socialistic.
But freedomware works, too.  And it could be rationalized by:

    Freedom Fries
    Freedom Toast

So why not Freedomware (or freedom kissing and freedom ticklers ;)?

Sorry for adding noise to the thread, in advance.

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