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   Re: [xml-dev] ISO turns evil?

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K. Ari Krupnikov writes:

 > > (Remember, non-commercial use is not in question
 > > here, so Free software developers are immune to problems here.)
 > "Free software" and "commercial software" are completely orthogonal
 > categories. Most software, Free, open source or proprietary, is
 > written with profit in mind. Red Hat sell commercial Free
 > software. "Free" refers to what customers are free to do with it, not
 > how much they pay. See [1] for an in-depth explanation and
 > examples.

This is the classic free-as-in-beer vs. free-as-in-speech dichotomy.

To give a second example, in FlightGear (GPL/LGPL) we are able to
import freeware 3D aircraft models designed for Microsoft Flight
Simulator, but most of the time they are useless to us because they
are restricted to non-commerical use only.

All the best,



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