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Old 07-17-2004, 11:46 PM   #1
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The Linux Example - A Bigger Model ?


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.

I went to a local Library all run by volunteers. The volunteers were willing to go beyond their normal duties and provide info./assistance where needed. It was a striking contrast to paid service that is so short and specific.

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Old 07-18-2004, 05:56 AM   #2
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rvijay: mhm, volunteers do it because they want to (if they didn't then they wouldn't be volunteers), as with paid people do it because its their job, and most people don't like there jobs, but they don't know what else to do
 
Old 07-18-2004, 10:25 AM   #3
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rvijay; yes different walks of life may cooperate at most levels. humans needs are as indiviulistic as we are individuals with different needs. creatures of habit!
 
Old 07-18-2004, 10:27 AM   #4
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

(Because although it's a Linux question, it's not technical)
 
Old 07-18-2004, 11:20 AM   #5
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Re: The Linux Example - A Bigger Model ?

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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.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 11:30 AM   #6
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So far I have never seen any bad comments by elitists on this forum. As a newbie I got excellent support and assistance.

In regards to competition, it is a must. However, it must be for the welfare of the general people not to cut everyone else out. The Linux competition, I see it as being a healthy one to develop something better all the time.

Your post raised some good controversial points for discussion. Arguements/issues from all sides are welcome. This is a huge topic as there are several factors and it is not possible for one to know everything. May we all learn from this discussion.

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I will repeat can please some but not all! oh well thats life.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 11:48 AM   #8
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Very true and agreed. Not possible to please all in life.

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