"Linux Online: What were your motivations
behind founding TheKompany.com?"
"Shawn Gordon: Well, as I was just saying, I
wanted to do this project (which I'll explain shortly), and finally
in May or June of 1999 I finally figured I should just do it. I had
been making very good money consulting, and figured I had enough
put away to at least get the first product out, and I was right. I
incorporated in August 1999, and immediately lost my first 3
developers to Troll Tech and Mandrake :). They were good enough to
find me a couple of new people, and we managed to grow from
"...Everyone I've talked to is amazed that we are able to
make this work. theKompany is spread across 11 time zones at the
moment. We have people in England, Germany, Italy, Russia and
Romania, with people in the Ukraine and Thailand we are looking to
hire shortly. Overall it works very well, but we do have enclaves
of people in Mosow and Iasi Romania, we are going to open an office
in Iasi soon for the 5 people that will be working there."
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