[fsug-kochi-discuss] Re: [Fsf-friends] IT @ School Project

Mahesh T Pai paivakil@vsnl.net
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 22:14:38 +0530

Richard Stallman wrote:

> Using the English words "free software" is a mistake because of the
> ambiguity in the word "free".  How do you say "free" (as in freedom)
> in Malayalam?  That is what they should use, not "free".

Swatantrayam, swatantrata, swatantra, refer to freedom, the state of 
being free and free (as in freedom) respectively; and this word is 
used in *most* Indian Languages`.

Sowjanya is the term for "free as in beer".  This might not hold true 
for all Indian languages - in Hindi, for example, the work "mupth" or 
something like that.

Mahesh T Pai.