A think tank's view of free software
Posted May 10, 2007 16:31 UTC (Thu) by sepreece
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"It was more that the sentence I quoted was plainly written by someone who
*didn't know what the words they were using meant*"
You didn't actually quote a sentence, so it's hard to pin down what your objection was. The quote in the report that had the phrase "greater interoperability" was the editor's summarization of discussion. It followed a quote: "Doug Harr remarked that interoperability is the single biggest challenge for adopting open source at Ingres." He presumably has some experience with the problem.
The complete paragraph in the report provides more comments from the discussion.
[I share the concern about mass nouns, though most of the time I see them in text written by non-native speakers. I'm sure my French makes me sound like an idiot when I'm brave enough to use it.]
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