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How's it different from open-source?

It's rather different. Now that Richard Stallman has set me straight, I don't think I'll ever forget that fact.

http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-for-freedom.html Why “Free Software” is better than “Open Source”

The spirit/mission of free software

Aaron at http://www.pluginaweek.org/2006/12/14/rails-engines-vs-6-plugins/

Let’s remember, we all do open-source for the benefit of the community. We look to help other people out by documenting our experiences and how we went about solving them. People take different approaches to the same problem. Sometimes someone doesn’t like the way something works, they take the initiative, and develop an alternative that they feel meets their needs and perhaps others who share the same problems.
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