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Re: Future Perl development

Marvin Humphrey
February 27, 2007 13:11
Re: Future Perl development
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On Feb 27, 2007, at 12:32 PM, Nicholas Clark wrote:

>  But I'm aware from a friend that at financial
> institutions, the financial risk or losses from not having some  
> software
> running (in his area because it's not yet written) can be around  
> $1,000,000
> per day. The stakes are high.

That's why Yahoo employs Rasmus Lerdorf (of PHP fame).

I talked with Lerdorf at last year's OSCON, and he said that Yahoo  
aggressively seeks to hire the developers of key open software  
tools.  According to him, if you want to sell Yahoo software services  
and you have an open source competitor, you're screwed -- because  
they'd much rather go with the open source solution and hire the  
principle devs.

Maybe y'all ought to break Perl once.  Then all of a sudden, some  
company will lose a million bucks and realize how insane it is that  
they didn't keep a core Perl programmer on staff as an insurance policy.

Marvin Humphrey
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