Shill-Shocked: The Dark Side of Community Discussion
Jul 30, 2009, 18:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)
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"Name-calling and accusations are nothing new on the Linux
blogs, but lately the mud-slinging has become so intense that it
seems fair to say a good cleaning is in order, for the walls and
floors are covered.
"Much of the recent ferocity has sprung up over the seemingly
never-ending Mono debate, which we here at LinuxInsider have been
covering for weeks now.
"Indeed, such was the fever pitch the debate had already reached
on that topic by late last month -- particularly after RMS weighed
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Microsoft issued its now-famous promises regarding the technology
-- that at least one blogger had already raised the question of
whether debates like this one might derail FOSS."