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Of course, some FLOSS software is technically poor, just as some proprietary software is technically poor.
I believe that this paper has met its goal; others seem to think so too.
An appendix gives more background information about OSS/FS. A short presentation (briefing) based on this paper is also available.
Palm PDA users may wish to use Plucker to view this longer report.
Briefly, FLOSS programs are programs whose licenses give users the freedom to run the program for any purpose, to study and modify the program, and to redistribute copies of either the original or modified program (without having to pay royalties to previous developers).
The goal of this paper is to convince you to consider using FLOSS when you’re looking for software, using quantitive measures.
You may also be interested in the discussion group for quantitative numbers about free / libre / open source software.