I have just been reading some open source stuff at wikipedia and came across this.
Non-English terms used in some English speaking regionsThe free software community in India sometimes uses the term “swatantra software”, despite English being the lingua franca. This term, meaning freedom, comes from Hindi but is also understandable to speakers of other Indian languages, as they all have common roots in Sanskrit.
In The Philippines, “malayang software” is sometimes used. The word “libre” exists in the Filipino language, and it came from the Spanish language, but “libre” acquired the same ambiguity of the English word “free”.
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