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.