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Talk:Libre

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Rationale

The word "libre" is in danger of being diluted

see for example thread "[okfn-discuss] Problems of nomenclature" at http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/okfn-discuss/2012-March/thread.html

Diluting the term will eliminate its advantages:

  • "libre" disambiguates "free as in freedom" from "free as in beer" (gratis)
  • "libre" is used extensively in free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) and free/libre and open knowledge contexts to emphasise the freedom perspective.

This is not intended as a "fork".

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K 15:51, 4 March 2012 (EST)

Alternatively

  • Work the word "libre" into the Free Cultural Works Definition making its meaning clear (free as in freedom as defined here). - K 15:51, 4 March 2012 (EST)
    • How about "merging" simply by changing the title of the main definition to "Free Cultural Works and Libre Resources" or "Free/Libre Cultural Works" or "Free Cultural Works aka Libre Cultural Works" etc.? - K 07:01, 5 March 2012 (EST)
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