appdb license choices unclear

Chris Robinson chris.kcat at
Sun Dec 30 19:31:37 CST 2007

On Sunday 30 December 2007 06:55:34 am Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes wrote:
> On Sunday 30 December 2007 02:04:16 Dan Kegel wrote:
> > "Freeware" might be the closest of the bunch, but it implies GPL or
> > at least the ability to redistribute binaries
> > (i.e. the other meaning of the word Free).
> That's a good point; I didn't think about what freeware implied when making
> the choices.

FWIW, I've never taken "Freeware" to imply open source. To me, it simply means 
downloadable and useable without charge or fee.

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