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Re: Overview: Rewrite



On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 01:36 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 14:05 +0630, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 10:51 +0630, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > >> Hi
> > >>
> > >> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview page needs a rewrite. Does any of 
> > >> the word smiths here help out with that?
> > >>
> > >> Details at
> > >>
> > >> http://marc.info/?l=fedora-marketing-list&m=118136110006398&w=2
> > > 
> > > I only had time to make trivial changes tonight -- please keep in mind
> > > that the word "free" is not capitalized in these use cases.
> > 
> > How do you differentiate between Free as in freedom vs free as in gratis?
> 
> Context.  Sorry, but that's the way English is.  Only words that are
> proper nouns get capitalized.  That's why it should never be 'Open
> Source' but always 'open source', etc.

Yeah, even the "free/libre" idea is stylistically lacking at best, and
at worst, ugly and confusing absent the context.  Our message is pretty
clear without resorting to goofy slashes or hyphenates. :-)

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