For those of you under 30: are you aware of the free software (as in GNU) vs. open source (as in OSI) debate?

Please RT for visibility, I think my immediate circle is mostly older people 😆

@hisham_hm I'm not trying to be a smart ass, I'm just asking the question.

@mariusor It was most definitely a debate in the late 90s and early 2000s. The debate died off because the OSS camp essentially "won". My question was whether people was aware that this debate even happened.


@hisham_hm @mariusor I do know that you used "won" between quotes, but as far as I — a 24-years-old that has some technological preferences of pre-1994 people — can say, being one of the volunteer contributors for many projects — e.g.: @fsf and 's ( ), , , , , replacement, besides being a speaker/presenter — think this is far from lost.

@adfeno @mariusor Keep fighting the good fight!

It was never easy back then, it certainly isn't now. The poll results I'm getting is that among the under-30 crowd I'm being able to reach on Twitter, about a third haven't heard of this topic.

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