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NewsForge: What’s In a Name?

“The Linux community is all about standardization this year. The
Linux Standard Base is gathering steam, the Portland project is
trying to bring unity to the desktops, and the Open Document Format
(ODF) has been in the news quite a bit. Now if we could just get
projects to agree on standard usage for naming, I’d be a happy
camper.

“I’ve been writing about Linux for about seven years, and while
the technology is a never-ending source of joy for me, the
nomenclature can be a writer and copy editor’s nightmare…”

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