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New York Times: Balancing Linux and Microsoft

Sep 09, 2002, 16:00 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lohr)


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" For nearly two years, Bruce Perens was a senior strategist for open-source software at Hewlett-Packard--an evangelist and rabble-rouser on behalf of a computing counterculture that is increasingly moving into the mainstream. Part of the job description, he was told, was to 'challenge H.P. management.'

"His last day as a Hewlett-Packard employee was 10 days ago. The parting was amicable, Mr. Perens said, but he was fired--'officially a termination,' he noted. 'It came after a long, long warning," Mr. Perens explained. "The thing that I did that was most hazardous for H.P. is the Microsoft-baiting I tend to do.'

"A spokeswoman for Hewlett-Packard declined to comment on Mr. Perens's departure, citing company policy against making public statements about why individual employees leave..."

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The Register: HP Fires 'Microsoft-baiting' Perens

"HP has fired Bruce Perens--the leading Open Source evangelist and former Debian project lead--for Microsoft-baiting, he says..."

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