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Shill-Shocked: The Dark Side of Community Discussion

Jul 30, 2009, 18:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"Name-calling and accusations are nothing new on the Linux blogs, but lately the mud-slinging has become so intense that it seems fair to say a good cleaning is in order, for the walls and floors are covered.

"Much of the recent ferocity has sprung up over the seemingly never-ending Mono debate, which we here at LinuxInsider have been covering for weeks now.

"Indeed, such was the fever pitch the debate had already reached on that topic by late last month -- particularly after RMS weighed in and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Apple Store Discount on Office 2008 for Mac - Home and Student Edition . Click here. More about Microsoft issued its now-famous promises regarding the technology -- that at least one blogger had already raised the question of whether debates like this one might derail FOSS."

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