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The secret of success
in Open Source
Chia-liang Kao . OSCON 2008
For many years now, Mr. Tom Lehrer, who has been my particular
idol since childbirth, has been doing a routine about the great
Russian mathematician Nicolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky and the
secret of success in the mathematic profession. And I thought it
would be interesting to stea... to adapt this idea to the ﬁeld
of open source. I always like to make explicit the fact that
before I went off not too long ago to code in hotsprings, I was a
open source hacker by profession. I don't like people to get the
idea that I have to do this for a living. I mean, it isn't as
though I had to do this, you know, I could be making, oh, 3000
dollars a year just coding.