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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] language of prisoner vs liberty software


From: Serge Hooge
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] language of prisoner vs liberty software
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:10:24 -0400

On Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:33:22 -0400
Logan Streondj <address@hidden> wrote:

> Proprietary means it is owned, and held, that it's rights have been
> taken away. Thus it is a prisoner, it can not escape, it can not be
> mixed or copied.
> 
> I suggest we use the term prisoner software in our propaganda, as it
> can be understood in the majority of languages by the majority of
> people .

While I see where you are coming from, I think "prisoner software" has
a bit too much of a negative connotation. 

It would imply that the users are prisoners too, which, in a way
they are, but I am not too sure if it does well for the cause.

You could always use "non-free", which carries an idea similar to your
suggestion, while focusing on the freedom part.

Cheers,
-- 
Serge Hooge

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