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CNET News.com: HP hires Linux luminary Bruce Perens

Dec 05, 2000, 00:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Adopting a strategy made popular by more radical companies, Hewlett-Packard has hired open-source advocate Bruce Perens to give the company a deeper view of the workings of Linux and other open-source software."

"In addition, HP has changed the name of its Open Source and Linux Operation to the Linux Systems Operation (LSO). It's the second name change in less than two years, but this time the group will get its own programmers and financial responsibility, said LSO general manager Martin Fink."

"Luminaries such as Perens--who has experience with both programming in the Debian version of Linux and advocacy efforts such as the Open Source Initiative--are hot commodities among Linux companies. For example, Linux seller Red Hat employs Alan Cox, Stephen Tweedie and a number of other top Linux programmers, while Caldera Systems just lured John Terpstra away from rival Turbolinux."

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