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Mad Penguin: The Dos and Don'ts of Hiring a Developer

Dec 12, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Perhaps it's just me, but I'm having a difficult time understanding Mark Shuttleworth, the Ubuntu founder, when he figured that openly trying to recruit developers from other Linux projects was a good idea. Doing so in a mailing list in the manner that he did was, to be brutally honest, in very poor taste. As luck would have it, the response has not been too exciting thus far.

"Only for Ubuntu, Right? In recent discussions that I have had regarding Mark's comments on the OpenSUSE mailing list, I found myself wondering if he was trying to serve the greater good of his own Linux distribution project. After all, surely he couldn't have known that the response that we was going to receive in return would have turned so sour so quickly...?"

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