"Sun Microsystems Monday looked to shape its server strategy
with the formation and assembly of the x86 ISV Advisory Board.
"An expansion of its Linux ISV Advisory Board created in
January, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based network computer maker says
the goal is to 'provide an open forum for ISV partners to give
direct and honest feedback, as well as a chance to align the ISVs'
technology and marketing strategies.'
"Sun director x86 market development Richard Finlayson says
similar to Sun's 'Secret Six' the 18 undisclosed members that make
up the new group are a very diverse and very vocal.
"'This is not a rigged panel telling us what we want to hear,'
Finlayson told internetnews.com. 'Quite honestly we have board
members that give us a hard time. Realistically, though we have to
put our own IP interests first..."
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