Hire your enemies

Eric S. Raymond is a Free Software advocate and has done much to promote and organize Free Software efforts so it was most surprising when he got a letter from Microsoft offering him a job. ESR’s response was crass but humorous. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.

I’d thank you for your offer of employment at Microsoft, except that it indicates that either you or your research team (or both) couldn’t get a clue if it were continued

Note: The penguin which is called Tux is the mascot of the Linux operating system. Linux is the centerpiece of the Free Software movement.


Federal healthcare legislation

I oppose Federal health care legislation. We need to balance the budget first. Our government does not know how to cut spending. They are spending my money and your money at an alarming rate and it worries me.