Fedora: Freedom is a Feature.

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Fri Oct 5 19:56:34 UTC 2007

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.

Nicolas Mailhot

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