How do I say that a given object has the property that it can be accessed by many people? I am trying to use that property in a sentence as follows:

Y is unreliable since it inherits the *property above* of X

My current attempt is:

Y is unreliable since it inherits the ubiquitous accessibility of X

Are there better ways to convey the idea described above?

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    Your attempt isn't bad, but I might choose "universal accessibility" over "ubiquitous." Even better, especially if the context doesn't elaborate much, might simply be to explain as clearly as you did in this question: "... since it can be accessed by many people, a property it inherits from X." Dec 2, 2021 at 13:53
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    promiscuity? That kind of means accessible to many people, but you don't make it clear if you're looking for an existing computer-sciencey word or are are happy to take a metaphor from somewhere else.
    – Stuart F
    Dec 2, 2021 at 14:02
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    @AndyBonner I don't think "universal" is suitable, since it implies that everyone may access X, which is not what I mean. I think your second suggestion is great, thank you!
    – Saucy Goat
    Dec 2, 2021 at 14:06
  • @StuartF Spot on - but I was hesitant to add computer-sciencey context as that might make the question too restrictive.
    – Saucy Goat
    Dec 2, 2021 at 14:07
  • If we do go comp-sci-ey, there's "... it inherits the multi-user access of X," unless we're not really talking about a context that controlled. Dec 2, 2021 at 14:11


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