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eWeek: Microsoft Makes a Mea Culpa for Hiring Situation

“Microsoft on Friday issued a mea culpa for not doing its due
diligence before sending Linux and open-source luminary Eric
Raymond an e-mail expressing interest in having him work for the
Redmond software giant.

“But Microsoft Corp. spokesman Mark Martin told eWEEK on Friday
that the company remains committed to employing talented
people–regardless of their background…”

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