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ZDNet UK: VA Linux CEO Larry Augustine [Interview]

Jun 08, 2000, 13:50 (0 Talkback[s])

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"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 homework."

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Editor's note -- This is a three-part interview. The links between the parts are easy to miss:
- Part II
- Part III

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