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..."