Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


Top White Papers

More on LinuxToday


New York Times: Balancing Linux and Microsoft

Sep 09, 2002, 16:00 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lohr)

" For nearly two years, Bruce Perens was a senior strategist for open-source software at Hewlett-Packard--an evangelist and rabble-rouser on behalf of a computing counterculture that is increasingly moving into the mainstream. Part of the job description, he was told, was to 'challenge H.P. management.'

"His last day as a Hewlett-Packard employee was 10 days ago. The parting was amicable, Mr. Perens said, but he was fired--'officially a termination,' he noted. 'It came after a long, long warning," Mr. Perens explained. "The thing that I did that was most hazardous for H.P. is the Microsoft-baiting I tend to do.'

"A spokeswoman for Hewlett-Packard declined to comment on Mr. Perens's departure, citing company policy against making public statements about why individual employees leave..."

Complete Story [Free registration required. -ed.]

[Editor's Note: As many LT readers don't care to register at any site a link to a story at The Register that briefly summarizes the NYT article is also provided. -BKP]

The Register: HP Fires 'Microsoft-baiting' Perens

"HP has fired Bruce Perens--the leading Open Source evangelist and former Debian project lead--for Microsoft-baiting, he says..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: