Freedom is *just* a Feature?

Michael Beckwith tw2113 at
Sat Oct 6 05:16:47 UTC 2007

Personally, i find such a debate to be a good thing overall. We get down to
the core of the issue. I think I support the "Freedom is a Feature" slogan
but there are also some good arguments against it/

On 10/6/07, Máirín Duffy <duffy at> wrote:
> 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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