[lug] The changing Linux Community was Re: cp and rm

Scott A. Herod herod at interact-tv.com
Thu Aug 2 15:36:46 MDT 2001

Hi Wayde,

  I'd like to think that we are in fact teaching people to operate
the other way.  I agree that it is inevitable that as Linux moves from
a "hackers" OS to the community at large there will be a smaller
of people participating.  On the other-hand I do believe that the open
source community in particular is having a big effect on how users
(mainly developers) react to software problems in general.

  I'm currently working on a project that makes use of closed source
( even stripped ) libraries.  While I am positive that the huge majority
of people using the SDK are working with VC6, I see more linux questions
on the discussion board.


"J. Wayde Allen" wrote:
> Hmmm ... I hope I'm not sounding like I'm asking people to not
> complain.  That was not my point - quite the contrary!  I thought the
> original thread was fairly exemplary.  Someone found what was considered
> to be a bug, and the group analyzed it - cool!
> No, I'd MUCH rather people pointed out the flaws.  Simply doing so means
> participating in the development process.  The new users have a grand role
> to play in that they are in the best position to point out where the
> emperors clothes are missing or just don't quite fit right.
> - Wayde
>   (wallen at lug.boulder.co.us)

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