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ZDNet: SGI Sponsors Linux Advocate "maddog"

Oct 04, 2002, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"One of the industry's oldest advocates of the Linux operating system has taken a position with high-end computer maker SGI.

"At SGI, Jon 'maddog' Hall will continue his company-neutral role as executive director of Linux International, said Paul McNamara, SGI vice president of products and platforms. SGI is sponsoring Hall the way VA Linux Systems and Compaq Computer have done in the past, McNamara said.

"'We want to get more active in sponsoring things going on in the community,' such as the pool of open-source programmers who collectively create Linux, often as volunteers, McNamara said. 'We thought this was a good way to demonstrate our commitment to the community...'"

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