FLOSS is the right word

For once I’ll advocate that our community uses rather the “european” word FLOSS than anything else used around.

  • OS is for me rather Operating System (and thus confusing)
  • OSS is rather Operating System Support for Telco providers, and also a french spy as well 😉
  • FOSS is the name of a company: http://www.foss.com/ so my willingness to fight with trademark related stuff is weak here !

So remains FLOSS: Free/Libre Open Source Software/Solutions. Maybe longer but much less ambiguous. And contains clearly the notion of liberty we’re all attached to.

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