May 9, 2001
Open Source - the recruiter's dream
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "Open source has some significant advantages over traditional programming, but there is one that I have never seen discussed: the recruiting benefits. The best part is, the "interview" is a perfect simulation of writing code for the project, because it is precisely that. You write code and submit it, and if it passes muster you are "hired." The Microsoft joke about having an interview candidate solve a technical issue has instead become open-source reality."
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