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Common Sense and Free Software: Or, If It's Free, Can It Be Any Good?

Walt Crawford (Manager of Product Batch at Research Libraries Group, Inc.)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 1 March 1985

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Abstract

Computer software does not have to be expensive. Thousands of programs are available free, or for very low prices. There are some catches, but free software can be of high quality, and an excellent value. The author discusses free software, urges readers to join microcomputer user groups, and recounts his own experiences with free software as these relate to Frederick Michels' article on “user‐supported” software (see Library Hi Tech, number 10). The author reviews several books that can provide further information.

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Crawford, W. (1985), "Common Sense and Free Software: Or, If It's Free, Can It Be Any Good?", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 47-56. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047608

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MCB UP Ltd

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