Freedom is *just* a Feature?

Máirín Duffy duffy at redhat.com
Sat Oct 6 05:05:02 UTC 2007


Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 12:34:41AM -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
>> Was there any argument against Karsten's variation of:
>> "Fedora is freedom" ?
> 
> I think the original has such an immediate positive reaction for readers of
> this list -- and I think for most of Fedora's core market, as well --
> precisely because we hear it in the sense of computer jargon. It's the
> perfect response to people who think giving up that freedom will somehow
> make Fedora better.

I don't really see the word "feature" as computer jargon.

People's faces have features. My stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher 
have features. My car has features.  Movies have featured actors and 
actresses, and the main show is considered the 'feature'.

Is it just a translation issue?

~m




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