Being a medical man I look at problems in a practical way.
Poor patients need simple solutions not elaborate diagnosis and surgery.
This applies to Linux community and computer users too.
I feel Linux community’s service to it user base is better than what the WHO offers to medical fraternity.
There (WHO) contribution, I feel us very, very poor.
Because there is no scrutiny.
We are experts and “nobody can contribute better” is their attitude.
Unless Linux Guys and Girls voice their frank opinion (if patients do not tell us their difficulty we cannot help them) we cannot improve.
We should not pretend we are the best.
If we assume that scenario like WHO we are going to be doomed.
That is a professorial comment but taking a cue from Professor De Bono it is Lateral Thinking at its best! (Read his books Lateral Thinking, Beautiful Mind).
Linux Guys and Girls have beautiful minds (not like Microsoft) and Ideas.
That is why I love this forums and lively arguments (for and against).
That is why we have over 300 Live distributions.
There are over 200 inactive ones where discussions have ceased or died a natural death and new directions are not sort for.
That is where I come in and promote Live Linux 100 (like the 100 fortune companies).
They are too good to be in the archives.
Keep on “bashing a bit” we are going to be none the wiser at the end of the exercise.
I work with young people and their enthusiasm lasts (unlike old ones like us) only a brief period. If we do not tap them at the right moment they are lost for ever.
Good luck with your future discussions.