Dear Microsoft Corporation,
I wish to recommend a very talented individual who would be a great asset to your company. You were just about to hire him a decade ago, but he did not have the required work permit.
The person at hand would be a valuable addition to Port 25, your evangelisation efforts, and also to your relationship with developers. In turn, it would also unburden the GNU/Linux community from the need to explain that it does not really stand for Silverlight, .NET, and mockery of Dr. Richard Stallman.
So please, if you have vacancies left at the moment, I urge you to hire a man called Miguel de Icaza. You won’t regret this.
NB – this is not a satire or a cheap shot; it’s serious and it’s possible.