Upside: Last of the Independents [Bruce Perens at HP]
Dec 06, 2000, 12:55 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In a move that in many ways reflects the current chilly tech
market, one of the Linux community's last unsigned marquee players
has decided to take a break from free agency and join an
established corporate team."
"Bruce Perens, the former Pixar (PIXR ) employee-slash-Debian
lead developer who had been trying his hand as a Linux investor in
recent months, said Monday that he was putting aside his venture
capital aspirations and joining the staff of Hewlett-Packard (HWP)
as the company's in-house Linux "guru."
"This is the continuation of the revolution," says Perens,
who will adopt the official title of strategic adviser for Linux
and open source initiatives for the Palo Alto based hardware maker.
"HP is offering me a pretty big challenge. That's why I decided to