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> Defending Gnu/linux, How you will defend your choice of Linux
Hemant
post May 27 2004, 01:39 AM
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Dear..friends...

I am about to jump in the 7th semester of my engineering studies(B.Tech) and from this semester companies will start coming for the campus placements.

Now my obvious choice is going to be software companies and certainly since Linux is my strong point i am going to talk about the little work i have done in Linux.

Though i have done a lot of programming on Linux(C,C++,QT,PHP,Shell Prog etc) But i can't say the same for the windows platform.So the questions they will ask is :-

1.Why software should be free??( or at least open)
2.We don't develop any free softwares,why should we take you???
3.Let's say you join our company and we assign you a project and you will be invloved in development of non-freen,non-open software!!Then why and how will you change your ideology??
4.Why so much affinity towards Linux??( though this question has been asked in this forum,but think on it from point of view of a company interview)


This is just a small list but i am sure once i start talking about Linux..I will be bombarded with such type of questions..because Profits and free software doesn't go together very well!!!


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Corey
post Jun 2 2004, 10:54 AM
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Mandrake has also just reported a profit, which is extreamly good considering that a little over a year ago they filed for Chapter 11.

I will have to agree with lesio1974 on his opinion for question 1. I have no problem with proprietary software, and I have no problem with people charging money for software. I enjoy open souce software and enjoy the idea of hundreds and thousands of people working together to create free and open software, however, people do need to make money. I know there is money in free software somewhere, theres not as much as in proprietary software, and people need to pay the bills.


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