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Five Years of Ubuntu

Dec 02, 2009, 15:32 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Nearly everyone I've met through Ubuntu in the last five years cites the community as the single major reason for their use. In many aspects, Ubuntu is technically equal to its competitors, but nowhere else will you find the same level of community support. Nowhere else will you find the same level of friendship and positive atmosphere.

"Over the last five years I have tested many alternate Linux distributions and I have yet to find any other community that is as accepting, or that goes out of their way to invite you into the group. The Ubuntu community has so many people actively engaged in trying to provide a positive environment, it is truly amazing. If you find yourself at an Ubuntu event, don't be surprised if you actually see hugs! And watch out, it is contagious!

"The source of this positive community atmosphere is the guidance of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. From the beginning, Ubuntu has had a Code of Conduct, and active contributing community members are expected to understand and sign the document. By outlining in clear terms what is expected of a community member, and keeping it forefront in members minds, Ubuntu is able to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect. This one simple document is what sets Ubuntu apart from every other online community. Sure you can find a community of contributors to any project, but nowhere else will you find the same respect and welcoming atmosphere that you'll find in Ubuntu."

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