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From Dag.Wan...@Sun.COM (Dag H. Wanvik)
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-2390) DOCS - Merge Working with Derby and Getting Started Guide
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2007 00:25:38 GMT
"Kim Haase (JIRA)" <jira@apache.org> writes:

> Kim Haase commented on DERBY-2390:
> ----------------------------------
> On rgsdocs17307.html -- just a few things:
> I'm glad you caught the problem with the term "library. I don't
> think Derby is technically a product, which implies something that
> is sold; so maybe just "Derby documentation" would be a better
> title.

This piqued my interest, being a non-native speaker. I was not aware
that "product" mainly carries this connotation. I thought a product
merely meant something made by a process of some kind, cf. for example
this definition - entry #1 - I found on dictionary.com, from American
Heritage Dictionary:

1. Something produced by human or mechanical effort or by a natural process.

I did also find the meaning "commodities offered for sale", but is the
latter meaning so predominant that most readers will assume a software
"product" necessarily has a price tag?


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