Tonight Live: Bruce Perens Open Up about OpenMail >> On The Linux Show!!

[ Thanks to Jeff
for this link. ]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2001
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pst, 7pm rmt, 8pm cst, and 9pm east…. Kevin Hill, Jeff
Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), Arne Flones and
Emmett Plant(Binary Freedom) have another great show lined up
tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One – Hot News: We will be covering
the hot Linux news of the week. Incuding a Review of this past
weekends “Technology Summit II”

In Segments Two -Bruce Perens:- What’s Going On
About Open-Sourcing the OpenMail Program and other interesting
manifestations at HP.
We will be joined by Bruce Perens, well know Open
Source maven and business start up expert (and a survivor of
Linuxfest 2000). Bruce is presently in the role of Senior
Strategist for Linux and Open Source
for the
Hewlett-Packard Corporation. We will be discussing the controversy
over the demise of OpenMail. Hewlett-Packard has decided to stop
development on its Award Winning HP OpenMail
after release 7.0. HP has pledged to support
customers of versions 6 and 7 for the next five years. This procuct
is/was one of the finest new products, and was being touted by the
Linux community as a BETTER “exchange server” than Microsoft’s own

We will discuss with Bruce the process behind shutting down
development. We will look at long term plans such as selling the
product versus opening up the source. It is indeed a very messy and
complicated issue.

In Segments Three – More OpenMail A few takes
from the community.
We will continue the conversation with Bruce Perens but expand the
conversation to include some of the more controversial observations
within the Open Source development community. In particular we will
be joined by Nicholas Petreley and will discuss
his article where he suggests that “Closing down OpenMail, It’s not
about profit….Hewlett-Packard fears Microsoft more than it loves
OpenMail.” Should be an interesting conversation.

Other opinions are welcome. If you would like to join
on the show, check our our IRC Chat
(irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

Remember tune in at 6pm pst, 7pm rmt, 8pm cst, and 9pm est.
Catch the Linux show at www.thelinuxshow.com

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