"Hire bad programmers with good social skills"
"You want to hire people who have programming background, but weren't interested or talented enough to pursue that full time"
And the good news is that these people are in abundance in the lead architect/team leader/technical manager positions. I can confirm their existence and numbers (did I mention abundance?) from all the organizations I have worked with.
They can't go back to Mandrake because they lost the case to Hearst who own the Mandrake comic strips.
I remember back when it was called Mandrake, it was the best easy Linux distro out there. The one big plus it had was the installation process, where the auto-formatter tool decided the space for the
Plus it had drakconf, a control panel UI, and tons of neat looking applications. While its best times remain in the past, it still is a great distro (or atleast was in 2010) and deserves a look.
People who go to conferences are the ones who shouldn't.