One-man Linux army

My boyfriend is a one-man Linux army. While all the rest of the people talk about promoting Linux, he actually goes out there and does it all by himself! He's writing press material, manning booths, giving talks and seminars... Wow.

That's one of the things I really admire about him. He promotes Linux and open source not because someone's paying him or because he hates certain proprietary software companies, but because he believes it can make people's lives better. Free software can help schools spend money on more important things, like facilities, textbooks, and teacher salaries. Open source software can help people learn and grow. He wants people to discover it, so he'll go ahead and stand under the scorching sun and talk about Linux to people who don't see why they shouldn't just go and pirate software.

It's a thankless job among people who don't appreciate it as anything beyond an opportunity to get another signature for their visit sheets, like the way many people attend seminars only for the certificate. But there's always the chance that he'll get a kid interested in free and open source software, and who knows what will happen then?

I love him even more for doing it, and I wish I could be there to help. Dear reader, here is a man who cares about the world and does something to help it, even when other people are apathetic or pessimistic. This is one of the reasons why I think he's just so amazing, and I wanted to share it with you.

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