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PCWorld: Three Minutes With Derek Burney [President and CEO of Corel]

Feb 08, 2001, 21:49 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexandra Krasne, Matthew Newton)

"Open-source software isn't a moneymaker. Microsoft's .Net strategy will change computing as we know it. Oddly enough, these comments came at LinuxWorld Expo, where PC World chatted with Derek Burney, president and chief executive officer of Corel, which has always had a somewhat rough time fitting into Penguinland. Some of Burney's thoughts on the nature of open source and the future of software are almost certainly unique, and uncommon at this event."

"PC World: You've announced that WordPerfect Office 2002 will be released on the Windows platform midyear. When will we see it on Linux?"

"Derek Burney: We don't have a date set for it, but [we plan on porting] many of our major applications. Ideally we would like to have all of our applications running on Linux. We'll take that as it comes depending on what the business model looks like."

"Regarding the Corel Linux distribution, what went wrong there, or what would you do differently if you had the chance?"

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