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NewsForge: Low-key Leaders are Essential to Open Source Success

Feb 15, 2005, 02:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"Executive personalities have more effect on the software industry than they have on almost any other business segment outside of the entertainment industry. A former coworker once said, 'It's not that Microsoft's management is sane, just that in a business where insanity is normal they're a little less insane than most others. And that's why they do well.'

"When we discuss Sun these days, we don't talk about technology development. We don't ask, 'Is Java a superior technology to .Net?' Nope. We wonder, 'What will Joltin' Jon and Slaverin' Scott do next? Who will they go up against in this week's tag team match...?'"

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