he’s our worst nightmare?


If you don’t know who Eric S. Raymond is then inform youself dude! If you know already then continue reading:


So some days ago there was a little…let’s call it “incident”. Some recruiting guy – Mike Walters, CST Senior Recruiter to be precise – sent a mail to Eric S. Raymond. A mail in which he tried to recruit Eric S. Raymond as a potential contributer at Microsoft.


So, despite the fact that Eric S. Raymond tries hard to be “Craig Mundies worst nightmage” he is maybe one of the topmost active opensource maintainers in the world. That’s one guy that takes this whole opensource-thingie serious! What might Mike Walters have thought when he got Eric S. Raymonds answer:


“On the day *I* go to work for Microsoft, faint oinking sounds will be heard from far overhead, the moon will not merely turn blue but develop polkadots, and hell will freeze over so solid the brimstone will go superconductive.”


Maybe he thought: DOH! I need a new job. Actually he said mea culpa.


BTW: Eric S. Raymond DOES look a bit scary, doesn’t he?


Source 1: Who’s this Eric S. Raymond?
Source 2: We He wanted to recruit him. Doh!
Source 3: mea culpa

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