Linked by David Adams on Fri 17th Dec 2004 18:20 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Editorial The real heart of open source lies in its potential to be greater than the sum of its parts, the capacity to leverage the talent and abilities of an entire community of developers and users who are striving towards a common goal, according to an editorial at Linux Insider.
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RE: JS
by Flatline on Fri 17th Dec 2004 18:48 UTC

"While these guys are a small subset of the community, they tend to have the most time on their hands to troll around making the community seem like a bunch of childish idiots."

I basically don't look at those guys as part of the community (I know they kinda are, but I tend to disregard asshats). I've found large portions of the OSS community to be very friendly and helpful...the Mandrake and SUSE forums are quite good, and tend to be very noob friendly, as do many others.

I do understand that it is a problem, though...my first foray into the Debian forums was pretty brutal, and ditto for the Slackware forums.

It really is unfortunate that a small group can make the rest of us look bad; I dislike those guys as much as you do.