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Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 12:57:45 +1000
From: Matthew Fernandez <>
To: <>, Rob Landley <>
Subject: Re: Request for volunteers

Rob Landley <> wrote:
>So they set themselves up as "the face of Linux" for corporations the
>same way AOL set itself up as the face of the internet for dialup users
>in the 1990's, and promised that they could translate between suit and
>geek. And they got very very good at talking to suits (where the money
>comes from), and are baffled by the _existence_ of hobbyists. (People
>do open source without geting paid? Inconceivable! They can't possibly
>be relevant to the process, they're just hangers-on mooching off our
>extensively funded work. Free riders we tolerate for historical

To briefly defend the Linux Foundation, some of their employees spend a great deal of their time on engaging with the hobbyist community. Jennifer Cloer and Carla Schroder spring to mind. I'm not affiliated with the Foundation, but just my two cents :)


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