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NewsForge: Promoting OSS: Baby Steps

Aug 01, 2006, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Toby Richards)

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"Having recently criticized (constructively, I hope) the OSS movement, I'd like to now point out how to best promote OSS. Despite my previous article, I do in fact believe in the open source movement, but I think that the community is going about promoting OSS in the wrong way.

"I think that we can all agree that GNU/Linux is the flagship OSS product. But let's face it: for the lay person, the idea of switching out an operating system (as if the lay person knows what an "operating system" is) is overwhelming.

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