Richard Stallman wrote:
Using the English words "free software" is a
mistake because of the
ambiguity in the word "free". How do you say "free" (as in freedom)
in Malayalam? That is what they should use, not "free".
Swatantrayam, swatantrata, swatantra, refer to freedom, the state of
being free and free (as in freedom) respectively; and this word is
used in *most* Indian Languages`.
Sowjanya is the term for "free as in beer". This might not hold true
for all Indian languages - in Hindi, for example, the work "mupth" or
something like that.
Mahesh T Pai.