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internetnews.com: David Patrick, Open Source Platforms, Novell

Jun 06, 2005, 16:45 (2 Talkback[s])

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"Q: Have you found it hard to fill Chris Stone's shoes? Or has it been a clean slate for you?

"First of all I wouldn't necessarily say that I took over for Chris Stone. He was a vice chairman, and I'm responsible for the Linux business unit. I was CEO of Ximian and got wired into Novell with the acquisition.

"My passion was to get as involved with the Linux story at Novell as much as possible. Both Jack and Chris created the opportunity for me to run the Linux business unit. So I was doing that before Chris left. It's the same job; it's just that now I report to Jack instead of Chris..."

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