Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 17:23 UTC, submitted by fsmag
GNU, GPL, Open Source Free Software Magazine published an interesting lexicon of terms that are thrown around within the Free Software and Creative Commons worlds that have particular meaning, and might not be familiar to people who aren't open source or free culture advocates.
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Gratis and Libre are Spanish, not French
by GatoLoko on Wed 4th Aug 2010 05:19 UTC
GatoLoko
Member since:
2005-11-13

The article sais they are French words, then a comment sais one is French and the other one is "rarely used English" when in fact both are Spanish.

Stallman speaks Spanish (more or less), and he said it many times.

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fredb1974 Member since:
2006-01-31

The article sais they are French words, then a comment sais one is French and the other one is "rarely used English" when in fact both are Spanish.

Stallman speaks Spanish (more or less), and he said it many times.

You're wrong. Both are french words too, and I know this, because I'm french, born 36 years ago.

http://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/gratis#Fran.C3.A7ais

And for libre :

http://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/libre#Fran.C3.A7ais

Too bad for you not knowing better french ;)

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GatoLoko Member since:
2005-11-13

Well, my fault, I don't speak any French.

But I'm sure Stallman took them from Spanish because he has said so many times, and even at a conference in Spain.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Gratis is latin and it appear in many languages other than french and spanish.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

<double post>

Edited 2010-08-04 07:54 UTC

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