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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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Hemant
post Jun 5 2004, 09:19 PM
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I agree to most of your opinions...But have any of you read the book by Richard Stallman titled.."Selected Essays by Richard Stallman...Free the software free the society"??I have a printed copy.I will try to arrange one downloadable edition.(if any of you want!! smile.gif )

I must say that it was very compelling...the ideas were really revolutionary !!! And Again..we have confusion over free software and open software.Though from a user point of view..these "ideologies" doesn't matter much.But from a developer point of view they does matter.Let me explain how:-
1.Linus Torwalds and company writes a excellent kernel..by releasing the kernel commercially they can make millions!! Why don't they do so??
2.Why FSF..releases such a huge amount of free software and maintains it??Why RMS believes that software should be free??
3.Above all friends..I think that..after devoting so much of time and resources..if one releases the software as free software he certainly likes the idea of free software!!
4.And most importantly..as all of you know..now this whole free software movement has split up!!
free software and Open software.RMS and company doen't want to be remotely associated with open software.Say..Linux in front of RMS and he will chew you!! He says OS should be called GNU/Linux..not Linux.More so the differance between open source and free software..they say is..basically ethical.I mean free software camp believes that software should be free and it is a ethical issue.They say it is wrong to develop non-free software.On the other hand open source movement is just the same minus ethics.and their torch bearer is Eric Raymond.(famous author of "the cathedral and Bazaar").

Really though open software is cool with corporate world..term free software baffles them!!!


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