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The Myth of FOSS Community

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Let's get real Folks. No matter how much you twist it and turn things around and no matter how much hand-holding, singing the Coke song or Kumbayah isn't going to change it: There is no community.

When you roam around the Interwebs, and see references to how wonderful Linux is because of the FOSS and community behind it, it's all rubbish. Don't believe it. Why?

Because, for the most part, and in application, it doesn't exist. Decision making is never done collectively. Even our fearless leader Linus Torvalds calls the shots when it comes time to pull the trigger on the next kernel version.

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