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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@Lumbergh
by A nun, he moos on Sat 18th Dec 2004 03:05 UTC

Oh, I see you're back to using your real IP ;)

Uh? What are you talking about? I have two IPs, my home one (the one above) and the one from work (67.71.241.---).

Are you suggesting that I'd stoop down to the level of the trolls on this thread? Please, give me a little bit more credit...English may be my second language, but I've got a bit more vocabulary than that! :-)

Anyway, I've been one of the people begging Eugenia to give us user accounts on this site, to avoid name-stealing trolls and sock puppets, so I think an apology is in order.

Sorry that the fangirls don't want to hear the truth, but the vast majority of OSS developers are not getting paid, and as ACM pointed out, basically act as unpaid drones to help the bottom line of RedHat, Novell and IBM.

No, those who contribute to OSS without being paid do it because they like it. However, the point is moot as the major OSS projects have quite a few paid workers. Anyway, no one's forcing anyone to code anything, so I fail to see what the problem is...

BTW, if you're going to use words like "fangirls" for people who disagree with you, don't be surprised if others accuse you of trolling.

(Darius, I think we have a disturbance in the balance of things - it seems there are two anti-Linux trolls in this thread! ;-)