RE: GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL)

Subject: RE: GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL)
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 21:53:42 -0400


I just wanted to show that I was talking about the term "free software," and
it was after reading an explanation of it on that site
( that I posted my
question. I'll go take a look at the URL you posted, though. Thanks.

OK. The URL you offered doesn't help answer my question, unfortunately.

So I guess my question still stands. "Free" software (and yes, I put scare
quotes around "free" because to let the reader know that the word "free"
doesn't mean "at no cost," which is the well-accepted general meaning of the
word) seems to mean software code (techniques) that are given away. How does
that differ from Toyota allowing the public to come in and examine its
manufacturing plans and processes?

Bonnie Granat

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> Bonnie Granat wrote:
> >I wish I understood the difference between "free
> >software" and looking at Toyota's manufacturing processes
> >without Toyota minding.
> Did you actually use scare quotes there?
> It's slightly confusing, but it's not *that* confusing!
> Here's a very good page for defining terms, disambiguating,
> and clearing up confusion:
> I hope it helps.


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