Learn, Teach, Help, Enjoy


I think this 4 words can resume pretty much what’s FOSS about. A couple of months ago I had a small shutdown from linux communities since *real life* was going on, and with some friends help, I tried to figure out *why* we do what we do. Talking and giving a meaning to every action we take on this online world this 4 words got to resume everything. Why?:


There is NO WAY you can be on ANY FOSS community or group if you are not willing to learn. Life itself is a learning journey that will take you to unknown places where you might get amazed. Some people join FOSS communities thinking that know everything, but soon they realize that there is no way you can know everything, and you will always learn something new, just need to keep your mind open :)


Be a FOSS contributor is be a student and a teacher. Open Source way teach us that what we learn must be teach because you don’t know where is that next contributor that might change the source code of your world. Teach however isn’t easy. You must be patient, perseverant and if non of those work… friendly to send them to other teacher. We never say no, there is always an answer for everything.


Help people is what we do. We get up everyday and turn on our pc (some just never go off) and try to make someone life easier, either with code, design or translations, each one of us help everyday to make Open Source better. If you’re not a *people person* you can always help doing something else. I’m sure people will apreciate.


At the end.. you will make friends, will find people to chat every single day, you will be able to learn different languages and maybe travel to other countries. You will find a new image that bring a smile to your face or a code line that will make you breath. Every day FOSS makes people life easier and our goal as contributors is enjoy this process. Is everything perfect? No, but like life, every single day counts.

What are you waiting to join a FOSS community? There are a lot of places where you can make a difference… just give yourself a chance :) Now… help me to spread some love! (click on each to get a full size or multiple sizes.)

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and some banners :) (right click to save banner images.)

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  • 19 November, 2020 at 12:21

    me encanto el post y los banner, me tomé el atrevimiento de usarlo en este post, espero que no sea molestia.

  • 9 June, 2012 at 20:43

    de alguna forma u otra llegue a tu articulo o entrada(como se llama dependiendo del lugar) y me ha agradado mucho solo comento para felicitarte y por que esto es solo poco de lo bello que es pertenecer a una comunidad no solo de software libre :D


  • 1 February, 2012 at 17:15

    Great! thanks for sharing !

  • 30 January, 2012 at 10:30

    Hola! que paso con la version en español de tus articulos, si tienes una seccion en ingles y una en español porque solo publicas en ingles… o es q ahora solo te interesa un grupo reducido de personas? donde quedamos los de habla hispana?

    • 30 January, 2012 at 10:36

      Para nada. pero hay cosas que quiero publicar en inglés. Activaré la opción de auto-traducción a español mas visible para que puedan escoger el idioma de su preferencia.

  • 29 January, 2012 at 13:07
    John Watzke

    I noticed this post on Planet Fedora today while I was reading through the feed, and I also saw this post:

    I love these banners and I think putting your icons in a horizontal banner with perhaps a link to the Fedora wiki or some place where folks can “Learn, Teach, Help, and Enjoy” Fedora and the community would be awesome! It would certainly help make the Fedora install process a little brighter and friendlier.

    • 29 January, 2012 at 13:10

      Awesome! let me put together a couple of banners and send them :D


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