Stop calling it freeware

17.05.2007 22:20

I can't stand people (like surprisingly many people from IT departments I've met) calling free software "freeware".

Call it free software, FLOSS, FOSS, open source, linux (yeah, I know) or whatever.

In my dictionary freeware is windows-only binary-only software that:

  • Dies after one or two releases and no-one even knows it existed or...
  • gets really popular after which it's no longer free (people loose interest) after which it gets adware supported (people start to hate it) after which it either gets free again or dies which disappoints both remaining users or...
  • it is a part of some greater evil plan for world domination.
Posted by Tomaž | Categories: Life

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