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Posted Feb 5, 2012 22:08 UTC (Sun) by SecretEuroPatentAgentMan (guest, #66656)
What I can do and what I did, was to list a few of my sources for embedded related news.
Posted Feb 6, 2012 2:27 UTC (Mon) by josh (subscriber, #17465)
But in general, many people in the Linux kernel community work for various companies, and nonetheless manage to objectively deal with contributions and discussions with their competitors. (Also, you said "worked", the past-tense of which suggests you may not anymore, which would make a potential conflict of interest even less likely.) Given that, I see no reason why you couldn't sensibly provide good reports on the state of open hardware and embedded Linux, if you had the time and inclination to do so.
Ruling out anyone with experience in the field doesn't seem like a recipe for good reporting. :)
Posted Feb 8, 2012 15:42 UTC (Wed) by SecretEuroPatentAgentMan (guest, #66656)
It is true that some of the big names in embedded no longer are my clients, nevertheless some are considered attractive as clients and it is therefore quite possible I will again work for these companies.
Posted Feb 6, 2012 16:00 UTC (Mon) by sjj (subscriber, #2020)
Having worked for some companies in the field would actually be a huge plus, since you have a much better grasp of the players and their goals.
Just be open about your biases, if any. In this age when the internet is huge dump of opinion media, most intelligent people have learned to figure out where writers are coming from.
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