Recruiting on Error
I saw a nice form of recruiting software developers on web.de today. On the page which appears when an error on the server occurs they have a box saying "This wouldn't happened to us with you? Show it to us, apply for a job as software developer". That sounds like the commercial version of "Send a patch".
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But the photo on the page disturbs me. I have never seen a group of software developers where everybody wears a white shirt.
I guess that would be a nice thing to have in DrKonqi as well :-)
"You found a bug in KDE?
You think you can do better?
Have your own free groupies and become a KDE hacker now! Gain all the reputation as a valuable contributor or developer to an important building block of Free Software. Check out our source code and don't forget to sign up for an SVN account at techbase.kde.org today!"
"Have your own free groupies
"Have your own free groupies and become a KDE hacker now!"
Uhmm.... isn't that a bit too much of chauvinistic machismo? ;-)
In any case, that statement will for sure disturb all the proprietary software developers. As well as our users. They'll think for themselves: "I have never seen a group of software developers with their own free groupies. Not even KDE-ers. They are lying with their hype."