[sclug] Community Support

Jonathan H N Chin jc254 at newton.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jun 3 09:34:41 UTC 2010

Matthew Daubney <matt at daubers.co.uk> wrote:
> My question is this, What drives you to help support random strangers on
> Linux for no reward?

I don't think people do. They expect the help will be returned.

Compare: gift economy; paying forward; enlightened self-interest.

Contrast: the tragedy of the commons / tyranny of small decisions


Jonathan H N Chin, 2 dan | deputy computer | Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK
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