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Does Anyone Other Than Linux People Visit Linux Sites?

A LinuxWorld Readers asks...and "maddog" responds

Wanted: a LinuxWorld reader with superb inside connections to BusinessWeek or The New York Times or Fortune. . .

It is LinuxWorld reader James Smith who raises the issue. Referring to the pair of open letters to SCO's supremo Darl McBride released last week, one by Red Hat co-founder Bob Young and the other by Linux International's Jon "maddog" Hall, he writes:

I agree with everything in these two letters. They both bring up some good points that show what a loser Darl is. However, I get the distinct feeling that they're both preaching to the choir. Darl's open letters have received press attention outside Linux sites, but what about these letters? And does anyone visit Linux sites other than Linux people? If anyone has anything to prove me wrong, please post it. I would love to be proven wrong. Since this case isn't really about what actually happens in court and is more about what happens in the press. . .

At LinuxWorld, we try to listen to readers and to act on their suggestions. So let us ask, is there anyone who can help refute Smith's assertion? Certainly these letters were brought to the attention for example of the Slashdot community, but is anyone aware of the Young / Hall letters receiving an airing elsewhere? If so, please post the link via the Feedback mechanism below and let's see whether we can't do something about the insularity that Smith claims is rife. 

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