Growing up in the United States in the 80s the television were very different to what is found on television lately. The shows all had one thing in common, each episode would find the cast of characters focusing on solving one specific crisis. Miraculously by the end of each thirty minute episode, including commercial breaks, they would have found a solution to the crisis and in the process illustrated an important life lesson to the audience. Gareth Greenaway will look back on many of these lessons and what the free & open source community at large can learn from them. Some of these lessons include: diversity, communication, conflicts with friends, and generally growing up.