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CNET News.com: First CEO exits open-source software start-up [Great Bridge]

Aug 17, 2000, 20:16 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Great Bridge, a start-up that is trying to commercialize open-source database software, has appointed a new CEO after earlier executives didn't see eye-to-eye. The Norfolk, Va.-based company is a subsidiary of Landmark Communications, which owns the Weather Channel and other media outlets. Great Bridge's new CEO, Bob Gilbert, previously worked as the vice president of Landmark's new venture fund and was instrumental in setting up Great Bridge."

"Great Bridge plans to sell a version of PostgreSQL database software that's easy to install and use on a variety of Linux versions, Gilbert said. The company is in discussions with Linux sellers to try to win a place on their CDs of bundled software, he said."

"The company also plans to offer support services and is employing core PostgreSQL programmers to help with the effort, Gilbert said. The company has hired Tom Lane and has contracted with Jan Wieck, but it doesn't plan to hire all six of the core PostgreSQL programmers."

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