OSS or FOSS?
When discussing licensing I usually use the acronym "FOSS" to get across the "freedom of reuse, modification" etc as well as being able to see the source code (that's the open source bit).
I usually avoid using use FLOSS (Free/Libre & open source software) because
- a) sounds like something from a dentist
- b) the "libre" bit I feel is only needed if we don't communicate well that "free" in free & open source software refers to "freedom". It's an education thing I think we're all responsible to share and make others aware of.
- c) one less acronym to remember is a good thing
I'd like to see FOSS used in place of simply OSS in NZGOAL-SE.
Cam Findlay started a proposal Sat 30 Apr 2016
NZGOAL-SE should include a short glossary Closed Sun 1 May 2016
To ensure all users are able to make sense of some of the software industry/free & open source terms used throughout.
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