MySmell.com: Linus laid off!
Apr 01, 2001, 15:30 (7 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
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"With so much news of layoffs in recent weeks, it probably
shouldn't come as any surprise that chipmaker Transmeta is also
feeling the bite. But the real shocker for Linux fans is that
kernel master Linus Torvalds is among those who will be let go on
"Like Eazel and Zero Knowledge -- other open source companies
who recently laid off staff after having just announced apparently
good news -- Transmeta was in the headlines recently for having
been chosen to supply chips for Microsoft Tablet PCs. This has led
some in the Linux community to question if there is any connection
between the Microsoft contract and the layoffs. Was laying off Open
Source's favorite son a conditon of the Microsoft contract?"
"Most emphatically not, according to Transmeta Communications
Manager Phillip Bergman. 'It was actually the logo for Midori Linux
which we found really inexcusable,' he said. 'We thought that since
he is from Europe, he'd have better taste than to choose something
"Bergman added, 'Plus, he's just not as funny as he used to