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Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond

Postby sandyman » Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:50 pm

Honest it's true :D

Eric's response
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RE: Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond

Postby Flea » Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:16 am

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Erm... why is a Microsoft employee using Yahoo maps in his e-mail? :roll:
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RE: Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond

Postby ZebCarnell » Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:03 am

That cracks me up. Eric Raymond is the man :P
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RE: Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond

Postby linuxgirlie » Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:11 am

Brilliant....now added to my blog list!!
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RE: Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond

Postby jjmac » Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:01 am

It is kinda funny ... (grin)

'ol Cleasy could do a lot with material like that. Interesting the point too, about the MS economic structure being locked in to their questionable practises culture. Rendering them irreversible.


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Re: RE: Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond

Postby sandyman » Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:27 am

ZebCarnell wrote:That cracks me up. Eric Raymond is the man :P

Except that on issues outside FOSS the man is a raving right wing nutter.
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RE: Re: RE: Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond

Postby overflow » Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:44 am

It seems a rather juvenile, arrogant response to me. A smart person would have been much cooler and subtler about it.

If he really wanted to damage Microsoft he could have been more effective on the inside and would have been well paid for it, I expect, too.
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RE: Re: RE: Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond

Postby jjmac » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:19 am

The guys gotta have some fun ... besides, i think he does have inside links from time to time. If he went in himself he could get recognised. But it would be even funnier i think.


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RE: Re: RE: Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond

Postby ZebCarnell » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:10 am

He has done some crazy sh** but what hes done for the open source community (somewhat unnoticed by some) is quite significant.
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