"By the end of the year, Red Hat and SuSE will have a new
commercial Linux rival to worry about, one that Red Hat nurtured in
its own bosom in its core OS and tools development teams.
"Two ex-Red Hat VPs, Kim Knuttila, once VP of Red Hat's
engineering services, and Erik Troan, one of Red Hat's first
employees who became its chief developer and VP of product
engineering and until last year its senior director of product
marketing, have started an outfit called Specifix Inc that is
building a new Linux distribution that promises to be whole lot
more customizable than anything that exists on the market
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