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The future of free software � are we on rocky ground?

Jul 21, 2011, 20:01 (1 Talkback[s])
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"So it is not easy to get involved. Then, why do it? For most people it begins with discovering Linux and free software. They discover it and read up on it because it is interesting. Exciting technology, new things: that is what brings people close. Then, at some point, they might want to try something themselves, and subsequently get involved. Many projects work hard on lowering the barrier to entry, making that second step easy. But not all realise how important it is to talk about the interesting stuff they do! Developers blogging on a planet about their work are probably one of the major things guiding someone on his/her way to contribution."

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