September 4, 2000

Hypocrisy: An Open Source Closed Community

Author: JT Smith

There is an interesting article [from 8/29 - ed] on Linuxpower about alleged snobbish elitism, hypocrisy, irrational bigotry, ingratitude and plain bad manners within the Linux community. The article is entitled "Hypocrisy: An Open Source Closed Community". Among other things, the author is troubled by the fact that at LWCE allegedly: (a) some people were wearing "Fuck Red Hat" t-shirts; and (b) an IBM employee who won a Caldera laptop was "booed off the stage" as soon as his employer was revealed. The author also complains about "elitism and corruption within the slashdot camp."
-David Hume


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