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SRO: IBM's Unsung Heroes And Heroines Prial: More Than An IBMer In A Penguin Suit

Dec 01, 1999, 17:08 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

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"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 geeks...."

"By the time the higher ups came around and said, 'We should do Linux,' our programmers said they'd already been there, done that."

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