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I found this in the Relations panel of Bone Data properties:

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I was looking for some documentaiton about what this means and how it is used in practice. But i found nothing substantial about this. maybe someone can shed some light on this ?

btw: i have seen the entry How does 'local with parent' space work? But it does not answer this question (for me).

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It means the bone behaves 'as normal' and location curves are based on the bone's rest position. If you uncheck it they (the curves/ transform) will be in the rotational space of the armature, ignoring the rest rotation of the bone. Nathan added this during sintel I believe to avoid having to align bones in the rig. Honestly I think it is a nuisance.

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