The Myth of a Linux Talent Shortage. Is it true?

by Tom Adelstein

Last fall I wrote an article entitled "Critical Shortage of Linux Talent Slowing Adoption". The article used a parody, a spoof about human resource management. I wrote:
Most human resource people believe Linux is an air conditioner company. They get confused between the term Linux and Lennox. So, HR recruiters define their job profiles like this:

Linux programmer needed by enterprise. Skills required:

REFRIGERANT METERING DEVICE CALIBRATION
LEAK TESTING
LIQUID & SUCTION LINE SERVICE VALVES KNOWLEDGE
START-UP
CHARGING FOR TXV SYSTEMS

Five to ten years of relevant training and master plumbers' license required. Will accept equivalent for H1B applicants. Microsoft Certifications a plus.
The article title has become an urban myth and from the comments I have read about it, most people took the title to heart and never read the article. So, let's set the record staright.