Power at Facebook
When some people talk about ‘FOSS’, they’re not always referring to free, open-source software. According to a Fortune article entitled ‘Inside Facebook’, which will become available for reading in full over the next few days, FOSS is also used by former employees to describe people with power at Facebook who have been brought on board by COO Sheryl Sandberg.
When they talk about FOSS, it apparently means “friends of Sheryl Sandberg”, people the affable businesswoman knows from her studying days at Harvard, or with whom she has worked at Google or the U.S. Treasury Department, who now hold executive positions at the social network giant.
Facebook can’t shake off Harvard elitism.