Penguin Pete's Blog: Why Linux Has Zealots
Dec 22, 2006, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Now, when I say 'Linux,' just apply it in your mind to all of
GNU, Linux, BSD, Open Solaris, Darwin (if it ever comes back), Plan
9, et cetera encompassing all of Free and Open Source software.
"So, why the zealotry? It's hard for the non-geek population to
wrap their minds around the zealot factor. It's just a computer,
isn't it? Why all the fuss? We geeks know how we are. We take a
simple thing like playing a song and turn it into an anti-DRM
crusade. Show us an RFID chip and we set off into a rant about
rights to privacy. Write a web page for IE-only and watch the
indignant geeks line up to decry the injustice..."