Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

NewsForge: Low-key Leaders are Essential to Open Source Success

Feb 15, 2005, 02:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"Executive personalities have more effect on the software industry than they have on almost any other business segment outside of the entertainment industry. A former coworker once said, 'It's not that Microsoft's management is sane, just that in a business where insanity is normal they're a little less insane than most others. And that's why they do well.'

"When we discuss Sun these days, we don't talk about technology development. We don't ask, 'Is Java a superior technology to .Net?' Nope. We wonder, 'What will Joltin' Jon and Slaverin' Scott do next? Who will they go up against in this week's tag team match...?'"

Complete Story

Related Stories: