Recruiting software talent the Red Hat way

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| Everybody in the Linux scene assumes that when one vendor competes on the
| basis of legal fear, uncertainty and doubt, programmers are more likely to
| work for other vendors — since Red Hat has been fairly clean FUD-wise, is
| this helping to attract talent?
|
| I think that focusing on FUD is not something that resonates the core values
| in a lot of the open source software community. I think that [ Linux
| columnist] Jeremy Allison said that his contributions would not support FUD
| efforts. So, I think our efforts and our mission are not attracting FUD. This
| helps to attract developers to us. Our developers want to contribute to our
| work and to keep their eye on open source, as opposed to participating in
| these FUD campaigns. I think that that is the thing that our CEO always
| says: "keep your eye on the customer."
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http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/...257394007FC715


Related:

Microsoft's American Proxy Patent War Continues

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| PJ & Company astutely make the connection that behind "IP Innovation LLC" is
| a group called Acacia which is staffed by senior Microsoft agents, including
| Jonathan Taub, a Microsoft Hero & Key Achiever. *
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http://fussnotes.typepad.com/plexnex...ofts-prox.html


Who is the world's biggest patent troll?

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| In two consecutive days, The Wall Street Journal presented two different
| answers. The first is not surprising: Intellectual Ventures, the brainchild
| of ex-Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold. It's now out "to raise as much as
| $1 billion to help develop and patent inventions, many of them from
| universities in Asia." *
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http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9...=2547-1_3-0-20


Sun exec accuses Microsoft of 'patent terrorism'

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| The efforts of Microsoft to pressure the Linux community over alleged and
| unspecified patents is akin to "patent terrorism", according to a local
| executive for Sun Microsystems. *
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http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/softwar...9280437,00.htm


Microsoft, the art of Corporate Terrorism.

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| Microsoft, no longer the technological leader in the Computer Desktop
| market, is taking on a terrorist role in its attempt remain in power
| at all costs. (see the link to the CNN story below)
|
| The tactic is intended to frighten current, and would be, free
| software users away from products that Microsoft just can't compete
| with. It's not a new tactic, but for the first time desperation is
| beginning to show.
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http://sweetcomputing.com/index.php?...soft_Terrorism


Convicted Monopolist Terrorizes Software Industry

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| That headline is designed to grab your attention. Sensationalistic as
| it may be, it also happens to be true, if what you mean by 'terrorize'
| is to provoke fear.
|
| If you've been following the presidential race in the United States,
| you know the present crop of candidates have been exploiting the fear
| of the American people as they never have before in the history of
| the country.
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http://www.linux.org/news/opinion/ms_threats.html