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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tech jargon: The good, the bad, and the ugly

scrabble letters: "time for change"

One enduring and complex piece of jargon is the use of "free" in relation to software. In fact, the term is so ambiguous that different terms have evolved to describe some of the variants—open source, FOSS, and even phrases such as "free as in speech, not as in beer." But surely this is a good thing, right? We know what we mean; we're sharing shorthand by using a particular word in a particular way. Some people might not understand, and there's some ambiguity. But does that matter?

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Author: MikeCamel
Published at: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 03:00:00 -0400


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