Jan 12, 2011, 04:34 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott James Remnant)
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"This will be my last week working for Canonical Ltd.
"I joined the company almost seven years ago, right at its
inception. I was contracting at the time and a member of the Debian
project maintaining the dpkg package manager, when I received an
e-mail out of the blue that led to a phone call with a South
African I'd never heard of who wanted to offer me a dream job
working on a Debian-based Linux distribution. Sadly I never kept
that original e-mail, but I tried to replicate it from memory for
Canonical's 5th birthday:
"How are you and your family hope fine?
"I am Mark SHUTTLEWORTH, from the great country of SOUTH
"Due to good fortune mine in business, I have come into money of
the sum $575,000,000 (US).
"I would like to with you discuss BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, and
solicit your confidentiality in this transaction.
"Pleased to discuss by phone at your earliest convenience."