Free Software 5

自由軟體 5 | Consultant 2

Paying represents a recognition of value. Paying is a declaration of commitment.

Without enough payment, people in general will not commit enough time to fully utilize a product. 

— Me@2011.03.17

Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of free as in free speech, not as in free beer.

— Richard Stallman

Free software does not have to be free. Free software does not have to be cheap.

Free Software Foundation sold each Emacs copy for 100 dollars.

— based on my memory of a Richard Stallman’s speech in Hong Kong

[The “$100” may be incorrect. But spirit of the whole paragraph is intact.]

— Me@2013.07.17

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