# FOSS, FLOSS, OSS, open source, free software?

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Last edit: 08:39, 27 June 2008

Which?

Place your vote as a sub-bullet and explanation as a sub-sub-bullet.

• FOSS
• FLOSS
• Ktucker 22:32, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
• For this "OER" handbook, an acceptable compromise (though in general I would say software libre)
• mmm Tough call but I would go with FLOSS for the handbook (I'm a traditionalist and would usually go for free software -- but hey, I'm getting old :-) )
• OSS
• open source software
--Sgurell 03:42, 23 June 2008 (UTC) Simplest next to "free software" without the ambiguity of "free." I would recommend FOSS as a second with an explanation the first time and corresponding entry in the Glossary.


David votes for open source but would be willing to do FLOSS.

• free software
• software libre

Given the votes in I believe we should move forward with FLOSS. However, I believe that we should not go overboard in the discussing the meaning of the term. It should be defined once the first time it is mentioned and in the glossary. --Sgurell 19:39, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

11:32, 23 June 2008