"But one area where open source reigns supreme is in hiring technical talent, a benefit open source is unlikely to cede to its recently sexy peers, cloud computing and mobile."
"At every open-source company where I've worked - and I've worked at five so far - it has been easy to identify top talent: they're the most active and/or useful community members. These are people that find the project (and company), rather than the other way around."
So... when you are an open-source shop and you are looking for new staff, looking at the so-far-unpaid staff (volunteers) is a good start? Well, yes...
But then this article is *not* saying that gleaning from top contributors to open source projects is a good strategy for general or commercial shops, right?
"open-source recruitment works" ... for open source, is hardly the stunning assertion that the headline bleats as revolution.