"It's open season for open-source chief executives. In the
past week, new CEOs have arrived at no less than three purveyors of
open-source software: Linux seller MandrakeSoft, Linux server
software seller Cybernet Systems, and Apache Web server services
company Covalent Networks."
"John Jack will take over Covalent's president and chief
executive; former Covalent CEO Randy Terbush will continue as chief
technology officer. Covalent provides software and services for the
Apache Web server, the most popular program used to send out pages
to people surfing the Web."
"Cybernet's line of NetMax Linux-based server appliance software
now will be under the leadership of chief executive and vice
president Gena Lodolo. Lodolo previously was senior vice president
of sales and marketing for technology consulting company Complete
"And up-and-coming MandrakeSoft now is under the leadership of
Herni Poole, an American whose most recent stint was founder and
chief executive of Vivid Studios. MandrakeSoft, which is based in
Paris and has 90 employees, formerly was under the leadership of
co-founder Jacques Le Marois."
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