"There is no great genius, it is said, without a touch of
madness. It remains to be seen if Scott Gibson is a genius. Today,
though, more than a few of his colleagues would probably say the
vice president of hotel IT for Cendant Corp. has lost his
"That's because Gibson is in the process of deploying one of his
company's most mission-critical applications on Linux. At a cost of
$75 million, Cendant, the world's largest hotel franchiser, is
installing the open-source operating system to run reservation
management software at 4,000 locations."
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