Subject Re: What is a domesticated application?
From Robin Wilton <futureidentity@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date Wed, 02 Jun 2010 11:52:30 +0100

Part of the problem may be that "domestic" can mean quite a few things in English...

As Torbjörn has found, it can share with French the meaning of a 'domestic servant' - e.g. a housemaid or butler (how English... ;^).

From the same roots, it can mean 'something from one's own home or country', as in 'domestic affairs', 'domestic (as opposed to imported) wine' , etc.

'Domesticated' tends to mean one of two specific things:

1 - an animal which has been tamed/trained to the extent that it can live indoors (apprivoisé);
2 - a plant which has been imported and established itself in another country (e.g. "rhododendrons originated in China but are now widely domesticated in Britain")

Does this help suggest a particular definition of 'domesticated' in the context of this discussion?


On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 17:00 +0200, Torbjörn Wiberg wrote:
I suggest that what we are looking for is the french corresponding word - domstiques
, see,


On Jun 1, 2010, at 4:27 PM, Ingrid Melve wrote:

> Hi,
> is there a handy description of what a domesticated application really
> is, ready to hand out to a vendor?  Or even a shared understanding of
> what a domesticated application is?
> I did a search on Google, and this is probably not the document I was
> looking for
> Ingrid
> (who kept hearing the term, and realized it would be good if I
> understood it)

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