Your open source story matters

I’m a Linux noob. A newcomer. A beginner. Call it what you like, the fact is I’m new to Linux. And, three years ago I was new to open source, too. It’s not uncommon for my generation???my peers???to have PCs and Macs, use Windows exclusively, and not really understand why someone would choose not to own an iPhone. But these days, the people I compare myself to and strive to be more like are most often my work collegues. And they have Thinkpads and run Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and have a notable number of open source-related stickers on their laptops. They have Android phones, the newest version. Some could even be caught with a 3D printed figurine or two in their backpacks.