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Re: Fedora: Freedom is a Feature.



Karsten Wade a écrit :
On Fri, 2007-10-05 at 18:58 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:

While some languages like English have reused nice pre-existing words for the "CS feature" concept, others use terribly contrived bureaucratic words, and I suspect some do not even have any local word for "feature". It's just not important enough for the vast majority of world's population to justify wording. It's 100% CS jargon speak.

Not really ... the word 'feature' used in this way is pretty old.

You're describing how English speakers chose to apply a general word for to a very specific context. You could replace feature with element, property or part in your examples. You can not replace it in the proposed slogan. Because feature in the slogan has a very specific CS jargon meaning, and this specific meaning does not translate well.

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Nicolas Mailhot


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