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Linux Foundation goes from Novell to IBM CTO

Dec 20, 2008, 08:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"Ts'o was borrowed from IBM, and must return there in a year. The previous CTO, Markus Rex, was borrowed from Novell, and thus has just gone back.

"This recycling of leadership with private industry is the real story. With Rex, Novell can now better internalize Linux' direction. In that way he’s a caveman returning with fire.

"IBM should gain the same benefits from Ts'o's stint. He will be heading work on Linux Standard Base and act as the chief technical interface to the kernel community."

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