On Thursday 09 March 2006 10:12, Francesco Ugolini wrote:
Everything is Open and i ask myself why i have to use a close OS
as Windows, when in the world exist Open (Source) Operating System
and i've decided to extend this issue in a banner. Correctly you ask
me why i've decided to use Open instead of Free, my reply is simple:
many commercial (so close) software are freely, so i've thought that
we have to underline the Open side of Fedora, that is the gratest
thing of this project.
This is my opinion.
What do you think, then ?
Thanks for your feedback.
I'm inclined to agree with Tejas on this one. I understand why you wish to
use "open", but the usage is improper. I suppose you could consider it a
quirk of English. A theme of "open for <noun>", "open like
<noun>", or "open
to <noun>" would be correct usage. Try building larger sentences with your
lines. This will give you a better feel for the usage.
For example, try to finish these and make them sound right:
"Love is open to ___"
"___'s change is open"
Where these are obvious:
"Fedora is open to change"
"Fedora is open for the world"
"Fedora is open like the universe"
If you go with "free", you get these:
"Love is free for everyone"
"Your life is free"
I can't tell you what the right way is in this case, but I can tell you that
the current phrases don't feel right to me.
Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes
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