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Open Source Tools: A Good Collaboration Environment for People with Aspergers Syndrome

Jan 14, 2008, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Oram)

"Not only is free software development unprecedented in its size and geographic spread--hundreds of people from countries around the world collaborating on individual projects--but it brings together people who are notorious for having trouble dealing with other people. That's really impressive when you think about it.

"Of course, the stereotype of the computer programmer with Aspergers Syndrome is overblown. I used the term in my title to attract attention, but I've worked with enough programmers to know that many warm and socially sophisticated people take up the job..."

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