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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] ethical edtech edit-a-thon


From: Prof Andrew A. Adams
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] ethical edtech edit-a-thon
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:34:23 +0000

Note that outside the tech world, "Open Source" has at least one other common 
meaning. In the intelligence world it is commonly available information 
(newsreports, published web sites, "readable by everyone" Facebook posts etc. 
That's to distinguish it from closed sources such as direct human 
intelligence (HUMINT), or signals interception (SIGINT) such as the NSA's 
cracking into FB, Google, et al.

I commonly use the term FLOSS (Free, Libre, Open Source Software) to try and 
capture the broad set with the most precise edges and minimal ambiguity.

-- 
Dr Andrew A Adams                      address@hidden
Deputy Director of the Centre for Business Information Ethics
Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan       http://www.a-cubed.info/





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