Most free programs are not alternatives

It’s a reply to “Wanna try Jitsi Meet?” by Paulo Pinto.

I believe referring to a free software as an alternative to a proprietary software is not right. Most free software are not created to replace something. They have been created to satisfy a need for a service or software and are licensed free (as in freedom) to respect users’ rights.

I wouldn’t refer to a software as an alternative to another software, unless the creators specifically mention it.

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Ali Reza Hayati

Entrepreneur, hacker, cypherpunk.