Not regulated, restircted or controlled.
Not containing something. (Free of additives).
I visited this article on Wikipedia specifically because I had recently seen the phrases "free (as in beer)" and "free (as in beer and speech)" online. I started to wonder what the origin of these distinctions were and came to this article. Sadly, the information I was looking for was only here, on the discussion page. If these phrases are coming anywhere close to the common (internet) parlance, then IMO there should definitely be a Wikipedia page (this one or another) briefly explaning the origin and meaning behind them. Also: what's with the "free to write for TLove" part about? -IQpierce
"Free as in speech" means unrestricted, "free as in beer" means without cost.
Is this whole article not something that belongs on the wiktionary ? I would propose to delete it.
- It is currently a dismbiguation page. Intro looks like a dicdef, so needs to go. The rest maybe should be moved to Freedom if not deleted. Is anyone going to genuinely search for free expecting any of these and why shouldn't this disambig be merged with Freedom? —Joe Llywelyn Griffith Blakesley talk contrib 20:39, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
- I'd also like to see 'free like speech, not like beer' on here somehow. I'm not sure how best to do it, but like many others here agree it needs presence. ThuranX 02:06, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
I was looking for information of what constitutes free products. Free has long been a marketing or sales tactic, but I don't see anything pertinent on this page. -- EsotericRogue Talk 03:50, 29 September 2010 (UTC)