Definitions

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  • n. A zealous advocate of free software.

Etymologies

Blend of free and retard (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As what Lyons has nicely dubbed a "freetard", I just find the company too keen on closed for my liking.

    Real Dan Lyons: Really Good

  • Also, enough of the "freetard", or these guys will get really pissed off:

    Don't be afraid, I just want to interoperate

  • BTW, I upgraded my system the other day, took a few clicks and a few minutes, upgrade not only all OS, but every application on my system - but my 'freetard' system doesn't cut it.

    Freetards in deep denial

  • At this point I would like to state categorically that I am not a 'freetard'.

    home

  • Those who like to use the term "freetard" in anger should look closely at these websites and ask themselves how the individuals behind them can possibly be regarded as destroyers, thieves, or even, as some ludicrous commentators have suggested, as

    P2P Foundation

  • I really hope the upsurge in Pirate-party membership translates into something substantive, but I have my doubts: the fact that somebody used the term 'freetard' on here, in comments which were otherwise sympathetic to our concerns is disquieting in the extreme, because it makes me think that maybe WE believe the RIAA'S propaganda line, ourselves.

    p2pnet news

  • "reasoned mind" person who - admitting to be the biggest "freetard" out there - is still mysteriously dissaproving of the whole deal, and still seems to believe that the corporate thugs really DO "deserve" their monopolies.

    p2pnet news

  • Did the UN sanction this? doesn't care much for rights, better idea and to better idea, I hope you feel the same way about black hat hackers, because I do. thieves the lot of them. likewise, freetard file sharers. i'd string you all up. no - I'd oblige some convicted narco-traffickers to string you up.

    Wired Top Stories

  • You see this over on torrentfreak all the time — the bullshit between those defending “private trackers”, the elitism of those involved in teh “release Scene”, idiots like that “reasoned mind” person who — admitting to be the biggest “freetard” out there — is still mysteriously dissaproving of the whole deal, and still seems to believe that the corporate thugs really DO “deserve” their monopolies.

    Pirate: the definition

  • Drooling freetard hack argues that FreeBSD is better than Mac OS X

    The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs : Drooling freetard hack argues that FreeBSD is better than Mac OS X

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  • Contraction of free/freedom retard, where the 'free' component refers to free software advocates or supporters.

    August 14, 2009

  • "An individual who holds the ultimately self-defeating proposition that all content should be accessible for free on the internet"

    BPI CEO Geoff Taylor

    July 1, 2008