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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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post May 27 2004, 12:26 PM
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1.Why software should be free??( or at least open)
A: Encourages people to work on it for the purpose of getting it to work as well as possible. And some people have alot of free time. happy.gif This also allows people to be able to use it before they decide to donate/buy the commercial package. The more people that use it, the more likely it is that a company will want to use it for commercial purposes. If you charge for software (and have no demo, or a shitty demo) not many people will hear about it nor want to buy it.

2.We don't develop any free softwares,why should we take you???
A: Because if you don't, I'll file a sexual harrasment suit. <.< >.> And I know where you sleep at night. happy.gif

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??
A: I will not change my ideology, but I will still work on it. I'm not a fanatic, nor am I a zealot. If I must be paid to work on non-free software... *shrugs* A job's a job. And I could always leak the source. wink.gif

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)
A: A great community (Well, at least on these forums... <.<), a large number of people willing to help you, etc. That and not having to pay/pirate an OS is nice. (Not that I have anything against piracy, but downloading a Windows2000 ISO at 5k/s is a pain in the ass, believe me). Downloading 4 ISOs at 300-400k/s is really quite nice.


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