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LXer: Welcoming Newcomers to Linux and FOSS, or, the Least You Can Do is Not Chase Noobs Away

Nov 17, 2005, 02:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

[ Thanks to Carla Schroder for this link. ]

"The Linux/Free/Open Source world is changing, and such is the price of coming closer to 'world domination.' The more people turn to FOSS, the more diverse the user- and developer-base is going to be.

"This, like all great grassroots movements, mixes the bitter with the sweet. It's like when the Wrong People discover your favorite great, but not well-known, band. Suddenly all of these uninformed trendwits are listening to it, clogging their shows, talking at all the wrong times, saying all the wrong things, and dancing when they should be listening reverently..."

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