Last modified on 20 August 2014, at 20:41

free as in beer



free as in beer (not comparable)

  1. (used only predicatively) Free in the sense of costing no money; gratis.

Usage notesEdit

This term and its counterpart free as in speech are mostly used in computing contexts, as for example when comparing traditional freeware (which may be proprietary) with free software (where anybody can access and modify the source code).

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