I think we should be anal-back to Stallman's "GPL/toaster" insistance.
As I noted in This comment, "free software" is a horrible term. To quote myself:
Stallman's gulity of choosing a nonstandard word-type for the meaning of free he wants. "free [action]" means liberty. "free [noun]" means zero-cost.
Other choices Stallman could have used, that would be instantly recognizable:
That last one is probably the best for what Stallman calls "Free Software", but they all have the very clear advantage in that an English speaker will not presmue that they are talking about something-for-nothing, but rather a free-speach like right.
I think I'm going to start noting, every single time I see someone say "Free Software" to mean "software libre", that "Free Computing" is a better term that instantly gets the point across. It may even be worth it to googlewhack either www.gnu.org or a new site (like, oh, this journal).
Maybe I should just prepare a stallman-esque rant and submit it to YRO...