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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  FRS  //  n.,obs.  Abbreviation  for  "Freely  Redistributable 
  Software"  which  entered  general  use  on  the  Internet  in  1995  after  years 
  of  low-level  confusion  over  what  exactly  to  call  software  written  to 
  be  passed  around  and  shared  (contending  terms  including  {freeware}, 
  {shareware},  and  `sourceware'  were  never  universally  felt  to  be 
  satisfactory  for  various  subtle  reasons).  The  first  formal  conference  on 
  freely  redistributable  software  was  held  in  Cambridge,  Massachussetts,  in 
  February  1996  (sponsored  by  the  Free  Software  Foundation).  The  conference 
  organizers  used  the  FRS  abbreviation  heavily  in  its  calls  for  papers  and 
  other  literature  during  1995.  The  term  was  in  steady  though  not  common 
  use  until  1998  and  the  invention  of  {open  source}. 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FRS 
  Frame  Relay  Service  (ATM,  UNI) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FRS 
  Flexible  Route  Selection 
 
 




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