[svlug] Silicon Valley economic woes (was: Linux and hardware)
john at webmeta.com
Wed Aug 22 01:31:01 PDT 2001
On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Deirdre Saoirse Moen wrote:
> It's very easy to see in descriptions of job listings. One of the big
> constraints for me is that a great many more positions are
> *requiring* Windows development along with Linux -- and, as that's
> something I won't do, I generally don't submit my resume there unless
> it looks like they're hiring multiple people (by having a list of
> requirements so lengthy that no 3 people could fill it).
Free software runs our application and I consider us good citizens of the
open-source community, but remember that this kind of sentiment doesn't
permeate into the HR department in 99% of companies, which is often going to be
your first point of contact. So I wouldn't necessarily pay too much attention
to job descriptions or what an HR person tells you, but it's your call.
Anyway, even though I am a long-time Linux user and a supporter of free
software, I wouldn't necessarily turn my nose up at a Microsoft-based (you said
Windows, I'm assuming you meant Microsoft) project. Ignoring new Microsoft
technologies, if they have merit, simply means there will be no free
alternative, let alone a free superior offering.
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