What is the difference between "free as in beer" and "free as in speech?"
Darin Buzon

Answer (1 of 3): Free as in beer This concept means "a gift to you that does not cost you to acquire." For example, all freeware, all malware, and all published open source software that you can download for no cost. If you did not pay for it but you have it, then it's free as in beer.