Its been a fact that rules are bit different in the FOSS world, than the commercial/corporate world that people are used to. This has been one of the reasons that newcomers take time to get accustomed with, and if there is some acrimonious experiences in the way, they walk off. Even the press media had been not able to fully understand our way of life, our jargons, our ideologies, and as a result we have always have the probability of mis-interpreted.
This has made Troy Unrau, a well known writer for KDE, to come with “An Informal Guide to Dealing with Open Source Culture (for writers)“ whose first draft has been posted in his blog. I happen to read it through KDE Planet and thought of sharing it in my blog as well. He has addressed a few important points for others to understand us better.