"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
"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
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