Re: When is it "open source" and not "open-source"? (Hyphenation puzzlement)

Subject: Re: When is it "open source" and not "open-source"? (Hyphenation puzzlement)
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- oracle -dot- com>
To: Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:40:56 +1000

On 11/06/10 03:31 PM, Richard Mateosian wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 9:11 PM, Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- oracle -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> We hyphenate "open source" when used as a modifier.
>> I think all of your examples should be hyphenated.
>
> Because "open" is an adjective, the hyphen is not required under the
> usual rules, but it might make the reading a little smoother. ...RM
>

Not sure what "rules" you're referring to. In this
cases, "open" isn't part of a string of adjectives
("the open glass door") but rather is part of a
compound modifier. I'd also hyphenate other
compounds with "open" such as "open-ended question."

-- Janice

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When is it "open source" and not "open-source"? (Hyphenation puzzlement): From: Edgar D' Souza
Re: When is it "open source" and not "open-source"? (Hyphenation puzzlement): From: Janice Gelb
Re: When is it "open source" and not "open-source"? (Hyphenation puzzlement): From: Richard Mateosian

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