Weblog:   The Growing Politicization of Open Source
Subject:   Misunderstandings
Date:   2002-08-16 16:00:48
From:   cinabrium
Response to: Misunderstandings

I forgot the notes. My apologies :)
[1] Licensing, not purchasing. Unless you own the intellectual property of the software, you *NEVER* buy it. You just get a permission from the owner of the IP to *use* it within certain restrictions.

[2] Proprietary, not commercial. There is a lot of free software which is traded for profit (e.g. any "commercial" Linux distribution, as good as a lot of propietary software at no cost (think of's clients).