I recieved this link by Eric Raymond regarding the benefits of open source.
It speaks exactly of the reason I got into linux and open source software.
I got rid of that we want you to feel stupid (by looking at windows docs) to the open source way of feeling stupid (learn to read sources, documentation)
Hope someone else enjoys it.
"The social dynamics of the net are a direct consequence of the fact that nobody has yet developed a Remote Strangulation Protocol." -- Larry