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Gentoo Linux founder joins Microsoft

Squeaks wildly in the burrow of the Vole
Tue Jun 14 2005, 08:58
THE FOUNDER of the Gentoo Linux Project has joined the forces of darkness and hunkered down in the burrow the Vole in Redmondia.

According to the project's website, Daniel Robbins has taken up a job with Microsoft, after quitting Gentoo last April.

Amongst his jobs at the Vole hill will be trying to help Microsoft try to understand how Open Sauce works, which will be a fairly major task.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Microsoft has had a go at recruiting Open Saucers before. Nat Friedman, of the Gnome Desktop project once worked there as an intern. Manuel de Icaza, the founder of the GNOME, was once interviewed for a job at Redmond but didn't get it, the article claims.

This is the article inside the Sydney Morning Herald. µ

*INQfact Last week the INQ had a call from Microsoft demanding to know the origin of the word Vole. We declined to inform Microsoft, because Steve didn't preface the question with the word "Jachin" nor end it with the word "Boaz".


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