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Linux Online: Interview with Shawn Gordon of theKompany.com

Oct 15, 2000, 15:30 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Maria J. Ruiz for this link. ]

"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 there."

"...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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