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InfoWorld: HP's Linux Icon Chooses Politics Over Paycheck

Aug 16, 2002, 21:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Berger)

"Politics appears to have divided Hewlett-Packard and one of its top Linux engineers.

"Bruce Perens, an icon in the open source community and a senior strategist with HP's Linux software group, disclosed Thursday that he is planning to leave the company in order to become more politically active, a move that has been ill-received by HP management, he said.

"Perens said he is ditching his position at the company to speak out on public policies and laws that threaten to limit the freedoms of the open source community. He plans to become an independent consultant, and continue working with HP's open source projects, many of which he launched during his tenure there, he said..."

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