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Old 02-17-2006, 11:01 AM   #1
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LXer: The Myth of a Linux Talent Shortage. Is it true? You tell me.


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Last fall I wrote an article entitled "Critical Shortage of Linux Talent Slowing Adoption". I composed a parody, a spoof about the ignorance of human resource management. I wrote: Most human resource people believe Linux is an air conditioner company. They get confused between the term Linux and Lennox. So, HR recruiters define their job profiles like this: Linux programmer needed by enterprise. Skills required: REFRIGERANT METERING DEVICE CALIBRATION LEAK TESTING LIQUID & SUCTION LINE SERVICE VALVES KNOWLEDGE START-UP CHARGING FOR TXV SYSTEMS Five to ten years of relevant training and master plumbers' license required. Will accept equivalent for H1B applicants. Microsoft Certifications a plus. The article title has become an urban myth and from the comments I have read about it, most people took the title to heart and never read the article. So, let's set the record staright.

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