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Linux Magazine: Debian Founder Launches Commercial Company [Interview with Ian Murdock]

Jul 23, 2000, 18:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)

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"After a four year hiatus to finish his college degree and generally work on the cutting edge of computer science, Ian Murdock is back, now as CEO of Debian-based Progeny Linux Systems. Last week Progeny announced that it has secured its first round of funding. The cash came with some help from Murdock's old Debian buddy, Bruce Perens, and his Linux Capital Group -- a venture capital fund started by Perens to seed Open Source projects."

"Progeny's aim is to become the first commercial developer of network of workstation (NOW) software -- technology that has been under development in universities for a decade...."

"The idea that was first presented by Bruce and the Linux Capital Group was to take Debian and to do something really great with it. Essentially we have identified a need and we are building a system specifically designed to address that need very well. The need is how do you use Linux in large scale computing environments where you have large numbers of computers?"

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