"Five years ago, the only engineering or computer science majors
setting their sights on a career in writing software code for an
open source company were the most hardcore of computer nerds. That
was something done only by the true computer geeks, and it usually
required an independent source of income. Experienced programmers
knew the gravy train existed at proprietary companies, most of
which avoided experimental operating systems that nobody in the
business world would ever use.
"Today, the divergent families of the Linux operating system
have changed the software development landscape. The open source
software concept has become so well established that working as an
open source developer is no longer a laughing matter for new
college graduates or experienced programmers..."
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