May 21, 2005
Second podcast interview: Joel Spolsky
Joel has the perspective of one who worked for Microsoft back in the 1990's and develops and sells proprietary software today. We talked about developers keeping track of where their code comes from and watching out for GPL code that shouldn't be there, why developers who read Slashdot and Eric Raymond are more likely to be at least somewhat aware of copyright issues than their managers who don't, differences between Windows and Unix when it comes to combining code (especially back in the days when the GPL was written), access to Microsoft source code, economics of Open Source, and more.
Some related links:
- Joel's book, "Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity"
- Eric Raymond's book, "The Art of UNIX Programming"
- Joel's "Strategy Letter V"
- Joel's detailed explanation about not buying municipal bonds from retail brokers
Posted by danb at May 21, 2005 05:09 PM