"On one wall of John Prial's office is a poster celebrating
Microsoft's Windows NT. On the other is a poster of the Mozilla
open-source monster crushing Microsoft's Redmond campus."
"It takes someone like Prial, accustomed to straddling both
sides of the fence, to take on the formidable task of championing
Linux within IBM. But as director of integrated solutions and Linux
marketing, Prial already is expert at negotiating between suits and
"By the time the higher ups came around and said, 'We should
do Linux,' our programmers said they'd already been there, done
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