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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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Termina
post Jun 6 2004, 11:04 AM
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Perhaps I'll care later in life, but for now I really don't care about ethics when it comes to computers. There doesn't seem much point in it, as long as it doesn't get in the way with me using a computer, which it doesn't.

Some loose change, compiled from three 2 cent pieces... XD

1) The end user will always try to get away with as much as they can, as long as it doesn't require learning much

2) People will always want to get software for free. When you don't have a job/allowance, a $60 - $200 dollar software application that you need (be it for school, work, or pleasure) is impossible to get any other way. They will not care if the software is freeware, open source, warez, etc.

3) The majority of users couldn't care less about the diffrence between free software and open source. To most of us, it's the same thing. If I can get it for free, whether it's acually free, it's still free to me. I'm not a programmer, so why would I care if a product is open source?

<.<

I'll see if I can find that book though. =D


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