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Does FOSS Need a Charismatic Leader?

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Apple has Steve Jobs; Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has Bill Gates. The question on hand in the Linux community lately has been, does FOSS need someone similar?

That, indeed, was the topic of a recent poll on TuxRadar, and it's sparked quite a debate.

"Does free software need a figurehead?" the TuxRadar crew began. "We all talk about the freedom and democracy that FLOSS brings -- but does it also help to have a strong character at the top keeping us on the right path?"

Well near 50 comments appeared on the site in short order, but any kind of a consensus was nowhere to be found.

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