[kwlug-disc] Job offer: J2EE Software Development Manager

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Thu Mar 12 14:18:54 EDT 2009

Your argument seems unusually harsh and irrational.
Making money off Linux is probably the most effective way of
contributing to the open source community.  And, helping someone
from a LUG get a job is also a good way of contributing to that


>   just to be clear, i think it's great if a local
> person lands a
> linux job.  the issue is that, if that happens, a
> recruiting company
> makes $$$ off of it, while the LUG (if it helped secure the
> placement)
> gets nothing out of it.
>   let me make what i think is an important distinction
> here -- there
> are people who have every right to look for employees here,
> because
> they're part of the local linux community.  for
> example, would anyone
> begrudge netdirect posting on the discussion list,
> advertising
> openings?  of course not -- because john is an active
> member of the
> community and contributes constantly.  he's *earned*
> the right to
> recruit here.
>   and, again, as harsh as it may sound, local
> recruiting companies --
> apart from trying to place people because it's how they
> make a living
> -- contribute *nothing* back to the LUG.  it's kind of
> a one-way
> street there, no?

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