Open Source Is No Secret Society
Its entertaining to imagine the open-source software community as a phalanx of Simpsons Comic Book Guys poised to rain snarky l33tspeak upon any newcomer who asks the wrong question or asks it in the wrong way,
Just a few of the myths about about open source are that it is a secret society, you have to be a coder to use it and it's not Windows-friendly.
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