Fedora: Freedom is a Feature.
kwade at redhat.com
Fri Oct 5 19:43:00 UTC 2007
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.
"A feature of Arts & Crafts bungalows is the large front porch
with wide supporting columns."
"A feature of your face is your nose."
Thus, the term is used to describe a thing that comes as part of a
complete set (house, face) and adds some unique characteristic (porch
and columns, nose).
Perhaps there is a word or term that is more similar to that meaning?
Karsten Wade, Developer Community Mgr.
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