He refers to AVG as Free Software

Story: Pricing Free SoftwareTotal Replies: 4
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Mar 10, 2009
6:33 PM EDT

Mar 10, 2009
6:50 PM EDT
right...AVG is free, but not Free. And it's only free for Personal use. Business use requires purchasing a license.

*edit* He does clarify that in the article and mentions that there is a commercial version.

Mar 10, 2009
7:59 PM EDT
I can't understand why, when he's talking about what Free Software is worth, he includes a program that is not Free Software, but is merely no cost Proprietary Software. ClamAv, on the other hand, is AV software is Free Software.

Mar 10, 2009
8:17 PM EDT
Well, how far are you going to go with Free Software, because Mozilla Firefox isn't _entirely_ free software either, that's why the GNU Project made their own web browser for gNewSense. Official Firefox versions are distributed under the terms of the proprietary EULA. Firefox's source code is free software, released under a tri-license GNU GPL/GNU LGPL/MPL.

The articles obviously about both kinds of free software, as in free beer and as in freedom of speech.

Mar 10, 2009
10:15 PM EDT
@AT, by your definition neither is Ubuntu or Mandriva or Fedora. They also have proprietorship over similar components, and expect that proprietorship to be honoured.

The source code to AVG is not available.

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