[Talk] Open source: time for a name change?
sue at welearn.com.au
Wed Aug 6 17:40:33 EST 2003
On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 02:58:29PM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Wednesday, 6 August 2003 at 15:16:33 +1000, David Purdue wrote:
> > On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >> Now that open source/free software is becoming more mainstream, isn't
> >> it about time to consider a less buzzword-laden term for it?
> > What brought this on, Greg? Are you trying to get a nomination for the
> > Australian Open Source Awards?
> Curses! Foiled again!
> > Community Award: Greg Lehey nominated for coining the term "Special
> > Software".
> But I'm disqualified :-(
> I was really trying to get back to a term which people might confuse
> with "free beer", in the hope of getting some of it. "Free sauce",
The obvious name is "saucy software", though I prefer "freebies".
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