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Re: Debian UK

On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 09:38:35AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> > [...] in my vocabulary "not-for-profit business" is an oxymoron?
> OK. So, for example, http://www.createuk.com/ isn't a business to you?

  "CREATE is a charity and social business based in Speke in Liverpool."

No, doesn't look like a business to me.  They seem to use the term
"social business" throughout, which is not a term I've ever heard in
en_US, and in any case *they* seem to think it's important enough of a
distinction that they never refer to themselves as a plain "business",
always as a *social* business.

> If not, I think your definition is a bit unusual.

I think my definition is the standard one in en_US.  Thus, I think it
would be in the interest of clear communication to avoid use of the word
"business" here when referring to not-for-profit organizations.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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