The 10 unspoken rules of open source communities

  1. Don't be a help vampire on the support foums. Answer at least 20 questions before you ask your own (IMHO, 20:1 is a good ratio).
  2. Respect is earned through three things: giving back to the community (code, forum support, financial), the number of digits in your user ID (less is better), and attending conferences/meetups.
  3. Real OSSers use Ubuntu or Mac, MS is just accepted.
  4. OSS is about community and relationships with people.
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