Re: Veteran developer ditches Microsoft for open source
Posted by: Anonymous
on July 26, 2008 08:28 PM
Given that a lot of software developers working on FOSS are paid your comments make no sense at all. Nor in all my years supporting various installtions for banks, among others, did I see a lot of penetration by Sun in that market.
As for Linux dominating the banking server and ATM world perhaps it's simply a better product? Have you thought about that? And please tell me the name of any bank that pays peanuts for IT support.
Anyway, Mike doesn't say he works for free rather that, for now, he has to work for less due to market ignorance (non-pejorative dictionary usage) of ROR, Django and other non MS solutions.
Now if you're worried about your pay because you are firmly attached to the Microsoft teat and the money just doesn't seem to be there as it once was that really isn't Mike's problem or FOSS's problem. It's yours! Follow the money or find a new line of work!