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Re: [ProgSoc] Interview with the Vampire
On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 02:55:33PM +1000, David Shoon wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Aug 2002 email@example.com wrote:
> > I don't see how that's germane to a commercial coding position.
> How is asking what prime numbers are or any of those questions any closer
> than analysing code written by the person?
> Sure, I just used the term "open source" cause I'm obviously a GPL hippie.
> As if the term "open source" could mean source code written for uni
> Just how do you reveal source code to your new employer if it was
> proprietary? (Without breaking copyright laws?)
No, that's not what you said. You contrasted an "open source project"
with simply showing the interviewers some source code, and claimed
that the open source project was better because it had undergone some
peer review. Now whether or not somebody has released code as part of
an open source project, and whether or not they've subscribed to a
particular brand of ideological baggage (http://www.opensource.org/)
is not an indicator of their ability to code. Quality of code written
is an indicator, regardless of whether or not it has been released and
under what licence.
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