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lambda wrote

Hey, now that's not such a bad idea. While using the word "libre" instead of "free" has helped some people understand the concept better, it doesn't work so well for English-only speakers (at least those who aren't good at recognising root words). When I try to explain the concept, I try to emphasise that the software itself is freed from being enslaved to any particular person or group.

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xxi wrote

I kinda like it and it probably would cause less confusion.

I'm not entirely sure if this is from any actual correspondence between someone and rms, unless it's the poster's conversation.

Poked around for a bit with a search engine but didn't find anything tangible except that this image was posted on reddit too.

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jorgesumle wrote

I'm not entirely sure if this is from any actual correspondence between someone and rms, unless it's the poster's conversation.

I seems so, but I'm not 100% sure either. One could ask Richard Stallman if this email is legit. At least they tried hard to make the email look like what Richard Stallman would reply; it has the text about the NSA they often uses in their emails.