Fedora: Freedom is a Feature.

Karsten Wade 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
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