Posted Oct 10, 2009 14:56 UTC (Sat) by anton
In reply to: FSF offers "GNU Bucks" for finding nonfree works in free distributions
Parent article: FSF offers "GNU Bucks" for finding nonfree works in free distributions
Free Software, because if you don't, users' initial interpretation of
the term is going to be "software that has no cost." Because that's
what the term freaking means in plain English without the vernacular.
Ah, Newspeak has taken over. From the appendix of 1984:
To give a single example, the word free still existed in Newspeak, but
could only be used in such statements as "The dog is free from lice"
or "This field is free from weeds." It could not be used in its old
sense of "politically free" or "intellectually free," since political
and intellectual freedom no longer existed even as concepts, and were
therefore of necessity nameless.
The difference is that Newspeak is now called "plain English" and in
our commercially dominated world "free" was redefined to mean
"has no cost". Interesting that Orwell did not think of that.
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