[Libre-soc-dev] RFC on mission

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Mon Nov 30 00:08:39 GMT 2020

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 9:09 PM Alexandre Oliva <oliva at gnu.org> wrote:

> Ok to install?

mmm the answer would have been yes until you highlighted below about
the meaning behind the word "users".

> To me, users can be businesses, governments, NGOs, individuals, etc.

ah.  right.  where "users" when it comes to products tends to be
implicitly "end-users".  as in: people who buy the products from shops
and "use" them.

the better word to cover the case you envisage would i feel be
"everyone" or "people"

so we're missing some phrases.  it should be:

  to maximize the degree of trust that people can place in
  computing products and appliances.

> If so, is there any difference of intent behind the spellings 'customers
> and users' and 'businesses and users'?

yes.  customers in the sense that people buying processors are
typically OEMs, not direct end-users.

> Apropos: https://xkcd.com/2390/ seems to be making fun of me ;-)


no this is important to get right.


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