Myths Open Source Developers Tell Ourselves
Subject:   OMFG
Date:   2003-12-14 16:56:13
From:   anonymous2
Response to: OMFG

My experience is, if it's not Linux, who cares? If the same attitudes had prevailed 10 years ago, Linux wouldn't exist today.

How many people contributed to GCC "back in the day", how many to emacs ... how about gawk or gtar. This isn't something you can "blame on those Linux 15 year olds", it's just plain old normal behaviour.

And FYI, recently I've seen a lot more 30 odd year old ex-windows company IT people using Linux than 15 year olds ... and the 15 year olds are more likely to want to help, for one reason or another. But hey, don't let facts get in the way of a "back in the good ol' days, when we all ran NET2 and liked it" rant.

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  • OMFG
    2003-12-15 02:42:22  anonymous2 [View]

    Sigh. Your reading skills aren't very good either. This wasn't a BITGOD rant at all.

    The bit you quote above refers to the fact that no one cares about new O(perating)S(ystem) projects that aren't Linux (or *BSD obviously).

    People say "why bother when we've got Linux?" or "you should be spending your energy helping Linux instead" -- two stupid sentiments for fairly obvious reasons. If those attitudes had prevailed 10 years ago, there would be no Linux. See?