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Old 06-15-2005, 05:33 PM   #1
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Gentoo Founder Joins Microsoft


The founder and chief architect of the popular Linux distribution Gentoo Daniel Robbins, has taken up a job at Microsoft. He describes his new job as "helping Microsoft to understand Open Source and community-based projects". While in the midst of hastily packing to move to Redmond, Robbins nonetheless managed to find the time to finalize the transfer of Gentoo's intellectual property (essentially copyrights on ebuilds and other software as well as soon-to-be trademarked Gentoo logos) to the not-for-profit Gentoo Foundation, Inc.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 05:54 PM   #2
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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Personally IMHO I think Daniel Robbins is one of the most hated in the Linux community despite creating Gentoo.

*awaits to get flamed*
 
Old 06-15-2005, 06:13 PM   #4
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I don't think this is the same Daniel Robbins.. http://research.microsoft.com/~dcr/

But its probably all about the money.. I heard Microsoft is a good company to work for though. Good benefits, etc. All power to him where he'll probably be the only person who gets to install Linux and not get flamed at his job there..

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Old 06-15-2005, 06:25 PM   #5
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It was on gentoo.org so I quess it is the same guy.He was in debt and had a family to think about was what was said.It was a little bit of a sore spot on the gentoo mailing lists, but most understood.I can see a new distro called Msoft linux and to install new software you run install, to update run update etc.But you will have to pay to be able to download anything.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 06:32 PM   #6
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Originally posted by comprookie2000
It was on gentoo.org so I quess it is the same guy.He was in debt and had a family to think about was what was said.It was a little bit of a sore spot on the gentoo mailing lists, but most understood.I can see a new distro called Msoft linux and to install new software you run install, to update run update etc.But you will have to pay to be able to download anything.


thats understandable. I'm sure some would hate the fact of shaking hands with the devil but you dont always have to agree with the policies and the ways that your company works. I dont always agree with the way my company does business but its either work or starve.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 09:11 PM   #7
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It was on gentoo.org so I quess it is the same guy.
Actually my statement was a joke, its not the same guy, just so happens they have another guy there with the same name.. if you look at his page, he's in research....
 
  


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