Why Linux isn't attracting young developers

Leigh Cantrell Day lday at redhat.com
Wed Apr 21 16:46:24 UTC 2010

Is there any demographic data available that accurately depicts the 
Fedora community, beyond the maintainer group?


Jan Wildeboer wrote:
> The *real* problem however is that young people hardly see any benefit in 
> becoming a develoiper. With universities that effectively are microsoft gold 
> resellers, with twitter, Facebook, Apple telling them that it still all is 
> AOL' 95, why should they care?
> ;-)
> Jan
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>  Though this seems to be a very specific article, it is still valid, and
> the most interesting is actually the replies its having.
> http://linux.slashdot.org/story/10/04/18/1557220/Why-Linux-Is-Not-Attracting-Young-Developers
>  In case someone wants to check it out, I recommend it. And yes, this is
> deeply related and a good source for Marketing people 8)

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