Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Gentoo Linux: Founder hired by Microsoft

Gentoo founder and former Chief Architect Daniel Robbins has accepted a job with Microsoft to help them understand Open Source software. Gentoo has been my Linux distribution of choice for the past year and a half and this comes as a huge suprise to me. I don't think that Gentoo will suffer because of this change but I do think that Daniel Robbins will suffer. I have so much respect for the Gentoo team that I cannot believe that the ideals of the founder would coincide with anything at Microsoft. I hope the best for Robbins and Gentoo.

(Announcement is on the front page of Gentoo site.)

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