Mozilla no longer freeware?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Lee, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. Lee

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  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It's not freeware, it's open sourced. Please don't confuse the two.
     
  3. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    It's open source, not freeware.

    Man I really should get posting quicker!!!
     
  4. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    Guess thats why they call him SPeedY. :p
     
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Nooooo... That is not why they call him SPeedY. :rolleyes: :p

    Anyway:

    FREEWARE - A form of software distribution where the author retains copyright of the software, but makes the program available to others at no cost. Freeware is often distributed on bulletin boards, or through user groups. The program may not be resold or distributed by others for profit.

    OPEN SOURCE - Any software whose code is available for users to look at and modify freely. Linux is the best-known example; others include Apache, the dominant software for servers that dish out corporate web pages.
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    While not strictly true, To me, freeware means crappy VB projects made by a 12-year old, never updated and released via a geocities site. Open source is usually high quality, constantly maintained software. Not always true, but it usually seems that way :D
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    its open source not freeware.

    *edit* oh my I was so off the mark
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You just wanted to join in the fun didn't you? :p
     
  9. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Open source aint freeware, its betterware :p
     
  10. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    what is the purpose of this thread? this was already posted in the mozilla/firefox/etc thread :/
     
  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    So is this the end?
     
  12. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Or are we gonna get into a theoretical discussion of biblical proportions about Freeware as opposed to Shareware.

    The holy grail of what is true pure software.

    Errrrrrrrrr... Now I'm scarring myself. :eek: :p
     
  13. Lee

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    I know it is open source.
    If I had written no longer open source, would that have got your attention to?

    I know why they call him SPeeDY_B, it's written in a toilet in Aston.

    Lol I must get a life.
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    now I am curious.
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yes, you must. You must also practice writing my name in the correct case 50 times.

    I also highly doubt my name is anywhere in Aston.
     
  16. Lee

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    Practise.

    :)
     
  17. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Practise is merely a variant.
     
  18. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    You 'practise' playing a sport.
    You 'practice' medicine.

    :) So no it is not a variant.
     
  19. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Excuse me while I go get a dictionary to throw at all of you! :p
     
  20. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Does this thread have anything to do with Mozilla anymore? Or should I toss it into the Lounge now? :rolleyes: