Linked by snydeq on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 07:23 UTC
General Development Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister gets into the holiday spirit with a post that gives thanks to technical advances for developers, including open source tools, modern IDEs, and distributed version control. 'I'm old enough to remember when performance-critical routines meant hand-coded assembly language and sometimes even keying in machine code as hexadecimal digits. We've come a long way since those bad old days, and not surprisingly we owe a lot of our progress to technology. So for this Thanksgiving, here are just a few of the modern advances for which I, as a developer, give thanks.' What are you giving thanks to?
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by diegoviola on Thu 24th Nov 2011 22:15 UTC
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I'm extremely grateful for Linux, FOSS, GNU, freenode, Wikipedia, Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Nouveau/Xorg/Wayland developers, and for all FOSS developers.

I can't express with words how grateful I am for each of them. Without them the world would be much different and we won't have the amazing things they gave us.

I think every Free Software developer is a true hero. And I thank each of them with all my heart.

Thank you Linux/FOSS developers.

Edited 2011-11-24 22:35 UTC

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