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IT Management Linux News for Sep 25, 2000

  • LinuxPR: IBM Executive and Industry Luminary Joins e-smith Board (Sep 25, 2000, 19:43)
    "In addition to his new role on the e-smith Board, Mr. Landry serves as a Director of several high profile technology companies including Interliant, GIGA Information Group, MCK Communications, Lante, and Cidera. Most recently, as Chairman of the Board of, he was instrumental in the $80 million sale of that company to handheld giant Palm, Inc."

  • A New Approach to Linux Business (Sep 25, 2000, 12:44)
    "We essentially hit on an idea that we would go around and get all these languages, IDEs, libraries, different tools for developing applications on Linux, and put together what we're calling a second-tier distribution, though it's actually complementary to any RPM or DEB-based system. We ended up with three CDs of our stuff and one CD of demo games from Loki. And while the license has changed [MySQL recently went GPL], you still get a full commercial license for MySQL with PowerPlant. There are about 150 different types of applications. It's like a Linux distribution in the sense that we're selling the convenience."