[ox-en] Free Software -> Libreware or Liberation Software
- From: "I. Claude Harper" <tekell swbell.net>
- Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 00:09:52 -0600
I've never really liked the term "Free Software" for the reason of
"Free Software". Perhaps the more Latin-based "libreware" (Liberty
"Libreware" is actually in use in some Spanish speaking countries and
Brazil, is it not?
I was going to suggest "Liberation Software".
Not only de-emphasizing the free as in beer confusion, but emphasizing that
it increases freedoms and room for self-enfolding. I guess we can then
derogatorially refer to that other software as OppressionWare. :)
well, like everything else, no point in trying to dictate some term. We
have both thrown out some ideas. We'll see what happens. I think I will
stop using Free Software and use one or the other or both.
On a side note, I have been hoping to come up with some term "Liberation
______" for a philosophy in general. A parallel term to Liberation
Theology, but definitely not a theology.
One of the aspects of any "new society" I would be interested that it has
liberated people from cohercion, domination, oppression which is preventing
what I am learning to call their self-enfolding.
...or maybe " ____ Liberation", "Self-enfolding Liberation", hmmmm.....