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Upside: Monta Vista plays its own game

Aug 09, 2000, 11:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

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"Jim Ready doesn't look like the kind of guy who would deliberately short-circuit the Silicon Valley economy just because he couldn't get a parking space in downtown Mountain View."

"Still, after fighting lunchtime traffic and circling the block a half dozen times, Ready, founder and chief executive officer of Monta Vista Systems, makers of Hard Hat Linux, is more than happy to announce his company's radical stealthlike plan for changing the world of high tech as we know it."

"Step 1: Put all IPO talk on the back burner."

"We're not overly focused on going public," Ready says. "We're focused on maximizing the opportunity we see in the market. In our current circumstances we're quite happy being a private company, because it gives us more flexibility. "

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