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ZDNet: Using Open Source in Recruitment

Jul 28, 2005, 02:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Managers focused on day to day data center operations in bigger organizations tend to develop an ambivelent attitude to open source--it's important, but irrelevant.

"One way to bridge that divide is to think about using open source as a recruiting tool. Look carefully at your development plans for the next year or so and ask what could be be generalized to the point where it would gain value for others, without losing its value for you. Then ask your staff the same question--without restricting them to the approved list..."

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