Carsten Agger on Sat, 17 Dec 2016 04:01:07 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> On receiving an interview request from Uber

   Yesterday, I received a LinkedIn email from a talent scout at Uber
   asking if I'd like to work on their core infrastructure.

   My reply:

   "Thanks for reaching out, but this is not something I am interested in.
   A bit on principle, as I won't work with Uber on the grounds that

   * their apps are not free software

   * I don't sympathize with their undermining of the taxi business,
   replacing trained and insured drivers with what is effectively what
   used to be called "illegal taxis" paying "app taxes" to an American

   All the best to you too,

   The first reason is really sufficient as I won't work with proprietary
   software if I can help it (and right now I can, thankfully), but the
   second would also be sufficient in itself if their app *were* free



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