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5/16/2014 | 3:22:44 PM
Re: Open Source Enthusiasts
Gary EL - Sad but true.  Working for the government was always pretty much a commitment to a marathon; the promise at the end was a pretty sweet pension prize --  for those wiling to stick it out. But for newcomers, a government job (if they're lucky) is a chance to add some potentially attractive credentials to your resume, but longer term, it's hard not to see a punishing road ahead on which to build a career. Thank goodness we still have so many willing to serve their country inspite of that.   
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5/16/2014 | 9:57:38 AM
Re: Open Source Enthusiasts
Gary_EL, one challenge I see as well, is that open source projects rely to a certain extent on the willingness of participants to go the extra mile to work together and contribute.  But that kind of spirit (like capital) tends to move to where it's welcome, and government has become a decidely less welcome place to work.

 
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5/15/2014 | 4:47:12 PM
Open Source Enthusiasts
The outlook for attracting the next generation of talent might not look very promising for the federal government these days, given federal budget cuts and a host of other reasons.  But it is encouraging to the see energy, creativity and passion reflected in the four individuals who discussed this topic at FOSE this week: @Erie Meyer; @BenBalter; @matthewburton; @victorzapanta.


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