June 13, 2003
RTCW Enemy Territory: Free as in crack
Joe Barr writes "I discovered a third kind of free software recently. We've all heard of "free as in beer" software. It doesn't cost any money, and it may or may not be free according to the Free Software Foundation's definition. The FSF definition is for the "free as in speech" variety, which may or may not cost you money. The new kind of free software is "free as in crack." It doesn't cost any money, but it's deadly addicting. The first example of this new kind of free software that I've found in the wild is Enemy Territory (ET), developed by Splash Damage, published by Activision, and produced by Id Software."