Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on July 29, 2006 07:22 AM
The trouble is is that the "definition" of something is often not the real meaning of a word. In the real world you can say that you aren't trying to directly compete with something but because you are providing a similar service end users will make a choice thereby providing the competition for you (I have a couple of OSS projects I need hosting for and so decided to look at the GOOG service rather than using SourceForge as I usually do). Trying to provide a definition for a particular term can be useful but if it doesn't reflect actual behaviour where that term applies then the definition must be clarified in the context where it is used or indicated that it does not apply.