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Re: [News] Friendly Attitude in the Open Source Community

On 25 Oct 2006 01:34:10 -0700, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> The FOSS community makes new users feel welcome
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| After being semi-comfortably ensconced in the world
>| of Microsoft products since the days of Windows 3.0,
>| I recently joined the growing ranks of people who
>| realize the value in switching to open source
>| software. What surprised me most about changing
>| operating systems wasn't the myriad of different
>| Linux distributions (how refreshing) nor the vast
>| control they give users over their systems (what
>| liberation). No, what surprised me most was howf
>| riendly and welcoming the open source community
>| has been.
> `----
> http://community.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/10/12/1640247

Funny, she also wrote this piece in which she complained about the constant
rudeness to her and other women in open source (but thinks it's starting to


"From thoughtless comments on mailing lists to outright rudeness, women
constantly battle the perception that there is no comfortable place for
them in the predominately male world of open source software. That,
however, may be beginning to change."

She can't seem to keep her story straight.  Or, maybe she just writes what
she thinks people want to hear.

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