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Amateurs and pros seek common ground in open source

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The open source movement was created by amateurs, and amateurs are still important to its success.

But as more professional organizations become involved splits develop. I got a good taste of it this week after writing about Debian.

.J. Fearnley of Linuxforce.Net (right) didn't like the headline and wanted to talk. There ensued a rambling, 20-minute monologue during which I learned that, indeed, Ubuntu has become a better desktop Linux alternative than Debian, and it was mainly the headline that was objected to.

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