Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Jun 2006 17:52 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple extended the courtesy of meeting with me one day after my column on the closing of the OS X x86 kernel source code was published online. To sum up Apple's objections, they felt I had given a year-old story a fresh coat of paint and sensationalized it for an audience that wasn't affected by it. Yet no story is more timely, or more broadly relevant, than this one." Tom Yager, who raised concerns over the closed-source Intel half of the MacOS, details why he was so concerned. "The kernel will open up again, this tempest will fade away, and I'll be glad for it. What will continue to concern me so deeply is that Apple thought it would be OK, that nobody would notice or care." Note: The 2nd link was incorrect, it is fixed now. Excusez-moi.
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CaptainFlint
Member since:
2006-01-24

So we are supposed to write posts in the English language keeping inferences that our words may have in any other languages in mind? Doesn't sound very logical. Now English is not my native language but when I write in English I tend to use words that would make contextual sense in English.

So if the OSNews team wishes to ban certain words and censor their use, fair enough. It is your perogative and right to do so, you manage the site. But I don't think you need to provide illogical justifications for those actions. You said it wasn't a democracy, so just say "Do not use such and such word because I said so"

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You said it wasn't a democracy, so just say "Do not use such and such word because I said so"

That's what I did.

http://www.osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=14891&comment_id=133449

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buff Member since:
2005-11-12

My astrological sign is Cancer. Oh no, I am blacklisted! ;-)

Words mean nothing unless in a certain context. Might want to add that to your proper language use policy too.

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