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Thu Jul 24 22:47:24 CEST 2008
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 01:31:33PM +0200, Kalle Happonen wrote:
> Stroller wrote:
> > On 24 Jul 2008, at 06:22, Kalle Happonen wrote:
> >> John Mark Walker wrote:
> >>> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Yorick Moko
> >>> <yorickmoko at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> by "gratis" he means "without cost"
> >>> Oops... :) Yes, I mean "free as in beer."
> >> Not to be a nitpick, but I think the official quote is "free as in
> >> free
> >> beer" which makes much more sense :).
> > I have never seen the phrase used this way, only "free as in
> > beer" (vs "free as in speech").
> Yes, I have always also heard it like that. But then I saw a question to
> Stallman, "that doesn't make sense, there's no real free beer"? And he
> answered that no, but people are misquoting. It was originally "free as
> in free speech, not as in free beer" or something pretty close... If
> there are some real gpl stallman enthusiast there, feel free to flame me
> for mistelling/quoting/having proprietary nvidia drivers on the laptop..
There used to be a band that played around Los Angeles 20 years ago, whose name was "Sex and Free Beer".
Looked great on the marquis of a club: "Thursday night: Sex and Free Beer".
The owners of the clubs weren't so thrilled, but the band packed the place, so I guess they got away with it.
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