[Israel.pm] [W2l] Idea: "Welcome to Open Source" instead of "Welcome to Linux" this year

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Fri Sep 11 06:20:06 PDT 2009


On Friday 11 September 2009 14:54:20 Leon Mintz wrote:
> IMHO, we should also pay a careful attention to how the title will sound in
> Hebrew.
> I suggest:
> ברוכים הבאים לעולם של תוכנה חופשית
> 

Which means "Welcome to the World of Free Software".

The problem with saying "תוכנה חופשית" is that some people may think it means 
"gratis/costless software" instead of "libre software", even in Hebrew. For a 
discussion see:

http://shlomif.livejournal.com/52098.html

I think "ברוכים הבאים לקוד הפתוח" or "ברוכים הבאים לעולם הקוד הפתוח" will be 
better because most people know that "open source" is more than just gratis 
software. "open source" is problematic due to:

http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/foss-other-beasts/revision-2/foss-and-
other-beasts/criteria.html#criteria_sourceware

(short URL - http://shlom.in/sourceware ).

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

> ~ Leon
> 
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 3:46 AM, Shlomi Fish <shlomif at iglu.org.il> wrote:
> > On Friday 11 September 2009 13:26:32 Ohad Lutzky wrote:
> > > I agree. "Welcome to Linux and FOSS" should be the name, and a short
> > > (no more than 20 words) explanation of the name should preclude the
> > > event.
> >
> > "Welcome to FOSS" may have been a name I used out of convenience. We can
> > call
> > it "Welcome to Open Source" or "Welcome to Open Source Software", etc.
> > Many people have heard about "Open Source".
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> >        Shlomi Fish
> >
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