"How do two former Microsoft employees end up heading an open
source company? In the case of Aaron Fulkerson and Steve Bjorg of
MindTouch, the decision was based on the wish for independence and
to work more closely with customers, according to Fulkerson. The
two partners suffered some initial criticism because of their past
employment, but have largely survived it by learning how to
interact with the free software community.
"At first, says Fulkerson, 'There was a lot of FUD spread about
how MindTouch was these Microsoft guys who had taken over open
source code and made it proprietary,' even though the company had
been careful to resubmit its code to the community from the
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