IT-Director.com: Linux: Community SpiritMar 21, 2001, 17:34 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Father William)
"...If anyone dared to look at all the Linux sites around the globe, then they will really see how diverse it can be. The news stories are always pretty consistent and written similar to any other product news piece. So the journalists are reporting as always of hope, glory and demise. Interestingly though, most of the sites do have community talkbacks and this is where the fun begins."
"A comment, suggestion or reaction to a story may be a valid one; unfortunately the abuse that follows is incredibly unwarranted. Web sites such as Slashdot, and Linuxtoday seem to provoke the best reactions, given a wide range of topical Linux stories."
"Why do the talkback postings consist of so much abuse, fiery reaction, and defensiveness. Is it drugs and drink that triggers the clan into rage? Or is it pure passion for what they believe in to be good and right, free OpenSource software? Are they technically competent, or does this expertise rest in the laps of the quiet few. If a product was so good, why is energy wasted in foul language?"