"Gnu.org don't get to own the definition of 'software freedom'"
Yes, they do, since it was RMS who has coined this term.
Richard Stallman invented neither freedom nor software. Both are widely used generic Engliah words. You might like to think he owns the concept of 'freedoms as they pertain to software', but wishing it doesn't maker it so.
And now, in the spirit of this, I'm going to redefine 'conflake cake' to mean 'Richard Stallman'.
Despite all appearances, your boss is a thinking, feeling, human being.