Free as in “Free Kittens”

What a fantastic meme.  Michelle quotes Deborah quoting some unknown-but-sage librarian, talking about the “free”-ness of open source software:

“…all of these technologies are ‘free’ as in ‘free kittens,’ not free as in ‘free beer.'”

The point being that open-source software takes care and feeding, and the occasional trip to the vet.

3 thoughts on “Free as in “Free Kittens””

  1. Jodie recently described NewsCloud as “your baby that needs care and feeding” … but I like thinking it’s more like my puppy.

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