[TAG] In Search Of Open-Source Experts
mso at oz.net
Fri Nov 12 21:21:04 MSK 2004
On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 01:06:46PM -0500, Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 09:37:36AM -0800, Mike Orr wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 09:56:09PM +0000, Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> > > http://informationweek.linuxpipeline.com/52600065
> > > Mentions Ballmer's email, and quotes Faber:
> > >
> > > 'One of the chief complaints of CIOs and CEOs is that they can't find
> > > enough qualified open-source programmers, says Faber Fedor, an
> > > open-source consultant with services firm Linux NJ.com Inc. "I don't
> > > think there are enough experienced people out there for the demand," he
> > > says. Yankee Group analyst Laura DiDio agrees. "There's a dearth of
> > > skilled Linux administrators, by comparison to the more-mature Windows,
> > > Unix, NetWare, and Macintosh environments," she says. And what happens
> > > when too much demand meets too little supply? "They can command a
> > > premium," DiDio says. "They get a 20% to 30% salary premium in the large
> > > metropolitan markets."'
> > This is a joke, right? Or an attempt to push the market in a certain
> > direction by stating what you hope for as if it were a fact? (As Ben
> > Okopnik's father Stalin did so well.)
> Son, not father. You keep telling me I'm an old fart - you just don't
> know the extent of it.
> > I only wish employers were
> > begging for open-source developers and Linux administrators. Then I'd
> > have a lot more choices for jobs. But most jobs still seem to require
> > Windows skills, and I turn those down rather than putting the time and
> > expense into training for them.
> It's not the skills - it's *you*. They see that geeky Pythoneer look,
> the bald head, and the leather jacket, and they *run* to lock and bar
> the doors and windows.
I guess when I stick my tongue out and hiss, it doesn't help.
-Mike Orr (aka. Sluggo), mso at oz.net (iron at sense-sea-MegaSub-1-465.oz.net)
http://sluggo.kicks-ass.org/ Cxu vi parolas Esperante?
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