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Yet Another Linux Blog: mv elitism /dev/null

Jun 02, 2005, 02:30 (8 Talkback[s])

"In the beginning of things, open source was about open everything. I remember joining an irc channel # on efnet back in 1993 and chatting with people who could make things happen with computers... really make things happen. Coders, managers, hackers... they were all there and a tight nit core of about 6 of us stayed in touch for about 7 years until we went our separate ways and began to use irc less and less. The thing that I remember the most is the fact that when I joined their little group, I was a complete and total n00b. Not just a n00b to Open Source... but to computers altogether. I had a Texas Instruments computer back in 1985 but only messed with that for about a year. Mice were new to me... I didn't know ANYTHING at all. In the short time that I began chatting on irc, I was shown how to do things. When I didn't know how to do something, I could count on one of the guys or girls in the channel helping me to solve my problem within a matter of minutes. These people stepped down off of their level of operation long enough to educate me in the ways of the open source..."

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