Probably the best reply in terms of explanation.
But that's not my point (re-read my post), I'm not even explicitly supporting GNU's or anybody elses view.
You may find many examples where you may or may not like how language is used, perhaps different from what is "correct". And yet in a certain context it's no longer correct: freeware just means something else, I would claim, something contrary even to OSS, FLOSS etc. (as supid as such acronyms may be), in ICT language, in this case it may tell you whether or not someone has some basic knowledge about common licences or not.