On creating new terminology
Posted Jan 27, 2005 22:04 UTC (Thu) by fredrik
In reply to: An Early Look at Ubuntu Hoary
Parent article: An Early Look at Ubuntu Hoary
I would think that the reason is that one project don't want to contaminate their specific meaning of a word with possible alternative interpretations in other projects.
For example, debian stable is stable only in the sense of that the packages are not changing much. Still, some of the software included in debian stable can be quite unstable, even to the point that they in the long run are unusable. So, stable from administration perspective does not have to imply stable from end user perspective.
If a project instead invents a new terminology, there is little need for consideration on how other projects previously have used it.
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