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Upside: Last of the Independents [Bruce Perens at HP]

Dec 06, 2000, 12:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

"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 come here."

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