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Who Can Contribute to Free Software

“A common misconception is that only programmers can contribute
to free software. The first significant reference I recall to this
was in a presentation by Pia Waugh where she mentioned that she
felt that the way words such as ‘coder’ and ‘hacker’ are used in
the community as synonyms for ‘contributor’ are denigrating to
people such as herself who aren’t coders!

“I’m certain that no-one in the Australian Linux community would
have any doubt about Pia’s contributions, not even when they
mis-use terms such as ‘coder…'”


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