Careers In Linux Journalism-- No Knowledge Required!
Jan 21, 2009, 23:02 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
"I think that anyone in tech these days, whether they are
reporters, analysts, support techs, developers, designers, system
and network administrators, architects, CTOs, or whatever title
they care to have, should be learning about Linux and FOSS, and
anyone that doesn't isn't worth a paycheck....
"So why, with all of this incredible wealth literally at our
fingertips, do we still see dumb stuff like "Linux is too hard and
you have to compile from sources" and "It's less secure because
it's open", and "Windows has 98% market share" without doing the
slightest bit of fact-checking and without differentiating between
different market segments such as server, cluster, embedded,
desktop, and so forth; and how can anyone who calls him or herself
a tech reporter this far into the new millennium, two thousand
freaking oh nine, not have a grasp of even the most basic facts
about Free/Open Source Software and Linux?"