"Caldera Systems on Thursday hired open-source guru John
Terpstra to be its technology vice president in a push to link the
company with outside open-source efforts."
"In addition, Terpstra will continue his long-running interest
of standardizing how Linux works, a key element for companies
writing software that must install and run on versions of Linux
from Caldera, Red Hat, Turbolinux, SuSE and others...."
"Terpstra is a co-founder of the Samba project, open-source
software that allows Linux or other operating systems to share
files on Windows networks. File sharing, along with sending Web
pages to browsers, was one of the popular uses of Linux computers
that helped establish a foothold for the operating system in its