This is an ambitious goal. It is going to introduce a lot of plain folk to Linux.

  • @Demur@lemmy.mlOP
    53 years ago

    Wow what a thoughtful response. Thank you.

    I take the view that when a person joins any community, nobody (including themselves) know the ultimate contribution they will make to that community.

    This group is bringing a lot of people to the Linux and FOSS community that would not otherwise have joined. As they discover what it has to offer, they will discover ways to help.

    BTW if you check out their group chat on Telegram, they spend most of their time pointing people to a wide variety of FOSS projects.

    I think the community will be better for their efforts then not.

    • erpicht
      63 years ago

      Bringing people to the FOSS community and Linux is a boon, certainly! I’m mighty glad efforts are being put forth to promote Free Software, and the community will of course benefit from an influx of users and potential contributers.

      Even getting entrenched Windows users to switch to (a) FOSS program(s) is a win, albeit a lesser one, in my book.

      My criticism of the “let’s write a new kernel” project stems from mine own efforts to reach a competency level such that I may contribute to FOSS projects I enjoy. Despite recently pursuing some computer science courses in addition to my degree (physics), I can tell I’m still a long way off from being able to make meaningful code contributions / fixes. There is a lot to learn. Maybe some with lots of spunk will make that journey though.

      I’ll consider dropping by the Telegram group to see what it’s like.