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ReallyLinux: Something's Amiss in the Linux Community

Jun 09, 2005, 01:45 (33 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Walter V. Koenning)

[ Thanks to Walter V. Koenning for this link. ]

"If I have a problem with my Fedora Core 3 using NFS mounts and RAID5 striping, then I go to my local or on-line Linux community. There I find that someone named Andy encountered the same issue a week ago in his work and shares with me some tips and installation tricks.

"Now why would a nice stranger named Andy help me out for free with such a significant issue? Because someone helped Andy as he was dealing with the same issue. A principal that has less to do with Linux and more to do with humanity.

"Yet, over the past few months something has changed. No, the people are as friendly and helpful as ever. But something unquestionably has changed. So what smells so fishy in the Linux community today...?"

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