Open source used in many different ways

Bug #585860 reported by phr0ze on 2010-05-26
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Manual
Jason Cook

Bug Description

Version 788

Throughout the book open source is spelled with caps, without caps and with hyphens. This needs to be consistent.

It's used with capital letters (Open Source) in the following sections
TOC page 5
Prologue page 8
Chapter 5, Software Management, page 114

It's lowercase (open source or Open source in the case of a new sentence) in the following sections
Prologue page 8
Chapter 4, Hardware, page 101
Chapter 4, Hardware, page 102
Chapter 8, Troubleshooting, page 137
Chapter 9, Learning More, page 141

It has a hyphen open-source in the following sections
Chapter 5, Software Management, page 114 (check the sidebar too)
Chapter 7, Security, page 127

Kevin Godby (godbyk) on 2010-05-26
Changed in ubuntu-manual:
assignee: nobody → Kevin Godby (godbyk)
status: New → In Progress
milestone: none → edition-2
Changed in ubuntu-manual:
assignee: Kevin Godby (godbyk) → Jason.Cook599 (jason-cook599)
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Kevin Godby (godbyk) wrote :

The style we decided on was that "open source" is lowercase (but follow the normal capitalization rules for starting a sentence or using it in a header). It's hyphenated when used as an adjective.

"I like open source. Do you like open-source software?"

@Jason.Cook599: Can you ensure that the changes you've made follow these conventions? Thanks!

Jason Cook (jasoncook599) wrote :


That is how I had made the changes. I left out "Open Source Initiative" as it is the name of a website.

Changed in ubuntu-manual:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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