Re: [Off Topic] Words to Avoid "Vendor" [was Re: Questions to answer]

Vincent Untz wrote:

[I removed all the cc]

On dim, 2005-11-27 at 13:48 +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
On Sun, 2005-11-27 at 10:48 +0000, Bill Haneman wrote:
Nearly - though any new acronym can obfuscate. For that reason, I'd suggest going with "ISD", because of its similarity to the familiar "ISV", at least the reader may clue in by association and context. [Sort of like URL vs URI...]
Erm, what's wrong with "developer" or "software developer"? If I wanted
your attention I wouldn't start addressing you by some new
unrecognizable name.

I think Murray is right. Do we really need a new abbreviation? If we
don't want to use ISV anymore, why not use "developer" or a similar
A previous email in this thread explained why, I believe. 'Developer' fails to make the point that the developers referred to are not (necessarily) the developers creating Gnome, i.e. not "Gnome developers" in that sense.

I DO think there are contexts in which this distinction is important, i.e. the contexts where we now use "ISV".



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