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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  freeware 
  n  :  software  that  is  provided  without  charge 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  freeware  n.  [common]  Free  software,  often  written  by 
  enthusiasts  and  distributed  by  users'  groups,  or  via  electronic  mail 
  local  bulletin  boards,  {Usenet},  or  other  electronic  media.  At  one 
  time,  `freeware'  was  a  trademark  of  Andrew  Fluegelman,  the  author  of  the 
  well-known  MS-DOS  comm  program  PC-TALK  III.  It  wasn't  enforced  after  his 
  mysterious  disappearance  and  presumed  death  in  1984.  See  {shareware}, 
  {FRS}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  freeware 
 
    {Software},  often  written  by  enthusiasts  and 
  distributed  at  no  charge  by  users'  groups,  or  via  {electronic 
  mail},  local  {bulletin  board}s,  {Usenet},  or  other  electronic 
  media. 
 
  At  one  time,  freeware"  was  a  trademark  of  {Andrew 
  Fluegelman},  the  author  of  the  well-known  {MS-DOS} 
  communications  program  {PC-TALK  III}.  It  wasn't  enforced 
  after  his  mysterious  disappearance  and  presumed  death  in  1984. 
 
  Freeware"  should  not  be  confused  with  "{free  software}" 
  (roughly,  software  with  unrestricted  redistribution)  or 
  "{shareware}"  (software  distributed  without  charge  for  which 
  users  can  pay  voluntarily). 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-08-06) 
 
 




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