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LinuxGram: Penguin Reported To Be on Life Support, Management Wiped Out, Staff Decimated

Oct 17, 2001, 21:39 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Raga Rao)

[ The attributable sources are lacking on this story. We'll continue to look for better-sourced stories. -ed. ]

"Sources say Linux systems vendor Penguin Computing, the one-time VA Linux Systems wannabe, is in tenuous circumstances after annihilating its top management and instituting a big round of layoffs. Except for the company's founder Sam Ockman, its chairman and CTO, the entire senior management team has reportedly either been fired or walked out.

The management section on Penguin's web site was erased today. Up until yesterday, it listed nine executives including Ockman.

Penguin CEO Martin Seyer, who joined in January, has reportedly been fired. He came from NCR, where he was VP of the High Availability eCommerce Division. Penguin's VP of sales and marketing Scott Weinbrandt and HR chief Michael Gornet were also reportedly fired. Seyer and Weinbrandt, both server folk, had a history with both NCR and Dell."

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