James McCarthy wrote:
> what makes people so passionate about opensource/free software,
Because software is important, and will become much more so.
It's importance can be gauged somewhat by looking
at how much money is involved currently, or by looking
at the manuvering involed around patents.
People who see this can only be passionate about it and
will gravitate towards opensource.
> why do
> people who develope opensource & free software seem to enjoy it
> (programming) more that an equivalent with propriatary?
Because if you enjoy programming you tend to be good at it,
and hence seek out the best tools/interfaces/methodologies.
In other words it's easier. There is nothing blocking you
from getting support or changing things as you want for e.g.
Also it easier to work with good people who will graviate
towards opensource for the same reasons.
Having now worked in a couple of places where it's optional
to use windows/linux, it's amazing to see the productivity
difference between the two groups. So much so, that I've
people switching to linux just so that they're not associated
with the "windows group".
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