Empowering the Linux Community

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| From a Linux Developer point of view, when users are no longer developing
| with you...you’ve lost. Empowerment is key to a successful community in
| Linux. The day the community is no longer empowered to improve is the day
| the distribution dies. What kills empowerment? Helplessness. Despair.
| Inability.



Can you leave innovation to the customer?

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| Open source innovation: how does it work?
| Ideas or problems are made freely available to anyone who can be bothered to
| look at them. They are then aired in online forums, meaning that glitches are
| ironed out in record time, and the forum creator charges to a manufacturer to
| develop the prototype and get the product onto the shelves. *