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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Torvalds, OS Experts: What it Takes to Make a Career in Open Source

Feb 02, 2005, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Jan Stafford for this link. ]

"If Hummers and stock options are your career goals, then being an open source engineer may not be your calling. Then again, a job in open source software (OSS) development can provide meaningful work and a good living, said OS community leaders, including Linux creator Linus Torvalds, during a session at the Open Source Development Labs' first Enterprise Linux Summit in Burlingame, Calif., today. In the well-attended panel discussion about the impact of Linux on the enterprise, they outlined the traits and goals that typify a successful open source developer.

"'I don't think you should look at this as a career path. It's a learning experience,' said Torvalds, responding to a request for advice about career paths in open source..."

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