UPDATED: The Register: We haven't gone titsup.com says SuSE's Wiegand; IBM iSeries & zSeries work completedFeb 10, 2001, 13:58 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)
[ Note re two peoples separated by a common language: in the headline, the equivalent expression in the US would be "bellyup.com" - LT ed. ]
[A second note: The Register's Andrew Orlowski wrote to inform us that the story has been updated on the Register's site to clear up some misunderstandings the original article contained, especially with regard to SuSE's S390/zSeries strategy. The updated excerpt appears below. -mph]
"SuSE US president Volker Wiegand says he's been misrepresented by Linuxgram's "Fallen Angel" article. No, he doesn't think Linux businesses are inevitably doomed, and SuSE is sticking around to be profitable. And nor is SuSE pulling out of S/390 ZServer development, he says. "I've laid off thirty of my best friends, said Wiegand. "That doesn't feel good. I was emotionally moved and this lady took advantage."
"He says hypothetical discussions with Linuxgram about technology waves were "wilfully misinterpreted as comments about Linux and SuSE respectively. No, he believes in Linux - SuSE is a pure play Linux company and is focussed on getting profitable. And no, he wasn't talking about SuSE being up for sale: it isn't."