Are we doing all that we can?
Posted Jul 27, 2012 0:46 UTC (Fri) by BrucePerens
Parent article: RIP Andre Hedrick (Register)
As a group, the set of Open Source / Free Software developers are not consistently civil to each other, and are subject to flamers from the outside as well. We lose all too many to suicide, and there are a few who have gone so insane as to be dangerous to others.
I'm not saying that the mortality of our membership is our fault as a community. Smart people have their own vulnerabilities. There is enough that is depressing about the world around us, growing old and losing health, etc.
But is there more that we can be doing to support our own people? I don't yet have an answer.
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