On receiving an interview request from Uber

Charles Cossé ccosse at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 17:34:14 UTC 2016

It's even worse than that: Uber's self-driving fleet

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 9:04 AM, Carsten Agger <agger at modspil.dk> wrote:

> 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 "pirate taxis" paying "app taxes" to an American company.
> All the best to you too,
> (signed)"
> 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 software.
> Best
> Carsten
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