"Larry Augustine is president and CEO of VA Linux. He
developed his first Linux system as a student at Stanford
University. Augustine has worked as developer, systems
administrator and consultant before founding VA Linux Systems in
1993. He is a director of Linux International. He spoke to
ZDNet at the European Linux Expo in London."
"[Q:] How do you think you think Linux
companies will do in the near future?
[A:] I don't know about Linux companies in
general. I think VA will do well. People can see we're making
pretty significant progress towards being profitable. That's the
only thing that's going to separate companies. Before investors
were a lot more patient. They were willing to do that for a while
and they've decided that they're not anymore."
"[Q:] If a high-profile Linux company does
start to do particularly badly do you think the bubble will burst
for all Linux companies?
[A:] There's always the danger that when
another company in your sector doesn't do well it will reflect
badly on you. But I think investors should just do their
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