July 20, 2005

Mitigating Risk by Hiring Open Source Developers

If... you are choosing a candidate from the ever-growing pool of programmers who contribute to open source projects, you can get an inside look at a programmer's work on actual projects with actual team members by examining the open source projects he participates in. A small amount of research here can turn up a ton of real-world data (remember that "the internet never forgets") and may provide you with just the information you need to make the decision to hire or not to hire.

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