[Fsf-friends] [Fwd]: Complimentary copies are not free

Vijay Kumar Bagavath Singh vijaykumar@linuxmail.org
Wed Jun 23 13:24:46 IST 2004

Ramanraj writes:
> They are not free copies and therefore, let us not call them as free copies.
> It is better to say "Distributing complimentary copies of non-free ..."
> The OED defines "complimentary" as "given free of charge".

Wouldn't it be better to use the term "proprietary software" instead of "non-free software." You wouldn't have the confusion associated with the term "free." (Especially when the two meanings of the word occur in the same sentence.)

"Distributing complimentary copies of proprietary software ..."

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