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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?


Post by azrielle » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:54 pm

Much ado about nothing, methinks!
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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?


Post by cpoakes » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:16 am

qwertyblahblah wrote:I know it's it's just one instance of one word, it's not so paramount, I guess it's my left-wing sensibilities that make it annoying for me.
If you frame it a little more to the (Marxist) left, you can distinguish between commodities and products. Commodities are products offered for sale on the market. See also: Commodity Fetishism which distorts social relationships into economic ones. FOSS creates products which may be leveraged as commodities but prioritize the social relationships over the economic ones.

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Re: Site describing MX as a 'product'?


Post by tascoast » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:40 am

I can see an argument for a more informative menu tile (eg. resources), notwithstanding that MX is the product of many contributors and individual efforts, produced by such collaborative efforts.

Producing a driver's license or enjoying home garden produce as the product of one's own efforts....

I believe contemporary commercial use of the terminology has somewhat dominated a term with many applications, not least in mathematics, where the notion of 'result' is a somewhat truer reflection of the intent.

Since the term product is not used elsewhere on the website, the debate over 'product' is one for a much wider audience and cultural usage, as I see it. A more relevant menu entry perhaps, but not for the OP's argued reason, I'd suggest. Australian usage of product does indeed have commercial connotations in some contexts, but not as strongly as in other nations, I imagine.
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