Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 12:57:45 +1000 From: Matthew Fernandez <matthew.fernandez@...ta.com.au> To: <musl@...ts.openwall.com>, Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net> Subject: Re: Request for volunteers Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net> 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 >reasons...) 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 :) ________________________________ The information in this e-mail may be confidential and subject to legal professional privilege and/or copyright. National ICT Australia Limited accepts no liability for any damage caused by this email or its attachments.
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