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Re: <nettime> A 'licensing fee' for GNU/Linux?
geert on Sat, 14 Aug 2004 05:35:31 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> A 'licensing fee' for GNU/Linux?


On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 18:49, Michael H Goldhaber wrote:

> A stupid question: what is FOSS? FSF? OSI? 

FOSS = Free Open Source Source also known as FLOSS where the L stands
for Libre (this because of ambivalent qualities of English language
related to 'free').

FSF = Free Software Foundation. There are actually more one them:
http://www.fsfeurope.org (Europe)
http://fsf.org.in/ (India)
http://www.fsf.ca/ (Canada)
http://www.gnu.org (USA)

OSI = Open Society Institute, HQ of Soros Foundations and a variety of
programs in New York. http://www.osi.org 

Geert

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