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ZDNet: SGI Sponsors Linux Advocate “maddog”

“One of the industry’s oldest advocates of the Linux operating
system has taken a position with high-end computer maker SGI.

“At SGI, Jon ‘maddog’ Hall will continue his company-neutral
role as executive director of Linux International, said Paul
McNamara, SGI vice president of products and platforms. SGI is
sponsoring Hall the way VA Linux Systems and Compaq Computer have
done in the past, McNamara said.

“‘We want to get more active in sponsoring things going on in
the community,’ such as the pool of open-source programmers who
collectively create Linux, often as volunteers, McNamara said. ‘We
thought this was a good way to demonstrate our commitment to the
community…'”

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