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@Brian.Dean Thanks for the further clarification. I see and understand your point.
@Lauriane Social Networking is a key ingredient of this for sure. Often companies need unique skills which are very hard to find - social networking helps considerably.
@Brian Dean Have you worked on an Open Source Project ? If so, how did you manage it ? I would think someone with a regular job would not have the time to contribute seriously.
".... but not everyone is a Hadoop or Linux developer. "
@zerox203 Good point, you don't necessarily have to be a kernel expert to contribute to Open Source and hopefully other skills can gain the same opportunities that "kernel patchers" receive.