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NY Times: Linux.com Doesn’t Go to the Highest Bidder

Thanks to Skip Collins
for this link.

“This week, Van Kempen plans to announce that he is selling the
domain to VA Research, a start-up in Mountain View, Calif., that
sells and supports Linux systems for business enterprises.”

“The company, Van Kempen said in an interview Sunday, was not
the highest bidder. But then, as seems to be the inexplicable norm
among many involved in Linux, money was not his main
objective.”

“I wanted to make sure no one could take it and make it into
some commercial playground,” said Van Kempen, who wrote much of the
early networking code for Linux. “I don’t really need the
cash.”


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