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    I think the article would be better if it didn’t link to the Eric Raymond piece.

    It is not “an excellent summary of things to keep in mind when asking for help”; the primary purpose of that writing, like much of his other writing, is to fuel his ego (by establishing him as an ‘authority’) and promote a certain exclusionary idea of “hacker culture” that fits his ideology (cf. his modifications to the Jargon Files to suit his politics).