Dear Linux Magazine Reader,
If you think the open source community is less susceptible to market forces than the commercial software industry, you are correct. If you think that open source is less susceptible
to sudden and inexplicable waves of popular opinion, you are very certainly incorrect. Fads come and go all the time. Most Internet users are fully aware of this global grapevine, and for the most part, these waves of opinion are good because they bring some positive attention to promising new tools and trends. But once in a while, the bandwagon drives down a more negative path. I must admit that I’ve been a little alarmed lately with the talk I’ve been hearing about Gnome.
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