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Likewise, Managing Heterogeneous Environments

Jul 15, 2009, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Who would have ever imagined that the creators of an open source bridge between the Microsoft and Linux worlds would have come from the ranks of the Redmond colossus itself? Stranger than fiction perhaps but that's how Bellevue, Wash.-based Likewise Software came into being nearly five years ago.

"The four founders, all with a Microsoft background... shared a great enthusiasm for the fast growing other platforms in the Windows environment but recognized that this [heterogeneity] created a set of problems,' said CEO Barry Crist, who joined the team in January 2005, four months after incorporation. 'And Linux was the primary driver..."

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