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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Just saying hi

From: Iain Roberts
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Just saying hi
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 18:56:03 +0100 (BST)

----- "Matt Lee" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Iain Roberts wrote:
> Would you like to come to one of our meetings and talk about Axiom?

Sure, just let me know when.

> The focus of our group is particular Free Software. I notice Axiom
> talks
> a lot about 'Open Source' - something I'm interested in expanding is
> providing information to local companies about why 'free software'
> would
> actually be a better term for the services in this area.

I have to admit that I'm really not a purist when it comes to Open Source vs. 
Free Software and in a business sense, I'll use whatever I think goes down 

Some people do prefer "Free Software" for business, like the nice folks at 
M6-IT.  Of course, the problem is the free-as-in-speech vs free-as-in-beer 
issue that the English language has got us stuck with and explaining your terms 
in advertising is tricky.  Generally speaking, I reckon "Free Software" plays 
better, or just as well, with the voluntary sector and community organisations, 
whereas "Open Source" works better with commercial organisations; but I'm not 
going to get worked up about it either way :-).


Iain Roberts
Axiom Tech
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