Originally posted by rvijay
In the Linux World most differences among people are forgotten, everyone comes together, is free/friendly and tries their best to help others. Wonder if this example can be extended to otehr walks of life ? Everyone will benefit from this.
Firstly, all that warm, fuzziness is a myth. Just look at the amount of competiting projects out there. KDE vs GNOME, FC vs SuSe vs Mandrake vs etc etc. It really leads to redundancy and fragmentation of standards. I'm not against the OSS movement per se it could really do with more coordination and standardized efforts.
Also have a look at the comments by some of these Linux elitist against newbies on this forum. Hardly what I would call friendly and their best effort to help others.
So to answer your question, I don't this would happen in other walks of life. Especially in a capitalist society.