Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

On Fri, 2010-01-15 at 08:58 -0800, Lefty (石鏡 ) wrote:
> On 1/15/10 8:49 AM, "Philip Van Hoof" <pvanhoof gnome org> wrote:

Hi Stormy!
> > I fully agree with this statement if you replace free software with open
> > source.
> I have some sympathy with this view. "Open source" is my preference as well
> and (based on the survey data) seems to have broader "uptake" among the
> respondents.
> That said, I can personally live with "free" (in spite of it not being the
> terminology I personally use) if that's the consensus among the members
> here.

Like you say, the survey's data seems to suggest a broader "uptake"
among the respondents for open source. I don't know but I'm inclined to
believe that the consensus among the members is open source, not free
software then.

Because we can't be sure it might be wise to do a survey at some point
in future to find out what the actual consensus on this is.

Although I would accept that the foundation board has a decisive role in
this. Why else do we elect you guys and don't replace you with surveys? 

Free software vs. open source isn't a matter of just picking words, in
my opinion. I think we should get this right.


Philip Van Hoof, freelance software developer
home: me at pvanhoof dot be 
gnome: pvanhoof at gnome dot org

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