[UPHPU] open source software vs. freedom (was: Zend Studio)

Lonnie Olson fungus at aros.net
Fri Jun 3 12:14:48 MDT 2005

On Jun 3, 2005, at 9:08 AM, Gary Thornock wrote:
> I don't understand either.  Is there some clause in the Zend
> Studio license agreement that prevents you from using vim to edit
> the same code you've edited with Zend Studio?  I rather doubt it.
> It's great to be able to find software with a "free as in
> free" [1] license, but, as long as there are multiple programs
> available that can do the job, under a variety of licenses,
> there's no loss of your freedom if some of those licenses aren't
> "Free".
> [1] Example: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php

Just to clarify a bit more.  My point isn't that your PHP application  
you develop will not be free, just because you use a Non-Free  
editor.  My point is that your usage of a Non-Free editor itself is a  
loss of freedoms.

open source != Free Software
All Free Software is open source, but not all open source software is  

Zend Studio is not even open source.

So skip Zend Studio, and use one of the many Free alternatives.


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