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[liberationtech] fossjobs - first job platform exclusively for FOSS jobs

James Vasile james at jamesvasile.com
Sat Nov 17 17:04:30 PST 2012


Seth David Schoen <schoen at eff.org> writes:

> Tianay Pulphus writes:
>
>> What's the story behind the name? What's a foss? Is it a play on "boss"?
>
> It's Icelandic for "waterfall" :-þ, but in this case it refers to free
> and open source software.

I love that bit of trivia.

>
> Free and open source software are historically different names for the
> same software, but each name is preferred by different people who have
> different emphasis.

I think open source partisans say there is no substantive difference,
but some free software partisans can identify software that is open
source but that they don't consider free.


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