[sf-lug] [LINUX USER QUESTIONAIRE] Linux growth
jim at well.com
Thu Jul 30 12:26:05 PDT 2009
On Thu, 2009-07-30 at 09:38 -0700, Edward Janne wrote:
> Question 5: Is the Linux user base growing fast enough?
i have driven a stake in the ground: i want to promote
linux (and to a lesser extent freeBSD and other Free and
Open Source Software), partly to encourage what i think
is a moral and rich approach to doing things (collaboration),
as well as vindictively (i don't like some of what MSFT has
done in the last 15 years--i used to be a MSFT booster,
mainly because their compilers were well-designed).
so no, the linux user base is not growing fast enough
for my taste.
> What do the
> members of the group do to encourage adoption of the platform?
i try to evangelize open source software and encourage
anyone who'll listen to me to convert from silo-ware to
foss-ware. this means being attentive to people i meet wrt
what they're doing with computers, asking a few questions,
then possibly making some tentative suggestions with offers
to help. i occasionally join some community effort to help
support such as St. Anthony's or the KIPP school or OLPC-SF.
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