Re: Stop discussing, Start working :-)

From: martin f krafft (
Date: Sun May 26 2002 - 18:39:50 CEST

also sprach Michael Holzt <> [2002.05.26.1826 +0200]:
> No! Free Software does not mean and has never meant zero cost.
> (Re-)adding 'also' is just plainly wrong there.
> Free Software is about Freedom and not about Free Beer.

it's about both. if i roll out 20 debian workstations in a company
rather than 20 win2k boxes, i save a shitload of money.

put it this way: freedom and free beer... which one do you think is
the selling factor? yes, free beer. now do you have to pay for debian?
no! i know that one *can* pay for it, but one doesn't have to. that's
the reasoning.

martin;              (greetings from the heart of the sun.)
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