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IT Management Linux News for Mar 05, 2001

  • National Post: Baptism by fire for Corel's Burney (Mar 05, 2001, 22:02)
    Says Corel's Derek Burney: "Linux is a great operating system, but it was impossible to use unless you had a hat with a propeller on it. It doesn't fit with the vision that we have now, which is to create software applications that exercise people's creativity. We've been evaluating this possibility for a long time. It had nothing to do with Microsoft. One of the things that I've found through the years is that companies have certain reputations, earned or not. People can apply meanings to all kinds of things that happen. Microsoft is one of those companies where they'll find some link to some conspiracy theory."

  • IBM Rolls Out Linux Advertising Campaign (Mar 05, 2001, 17:29)
    According to an IBM spokesperson, Big Blue is spending double-digit millions on its new Linux eSever ad campaign.

  • Bruce Perens: What's Going On About Open-Sourcing the OpenMail Program (Mar 05, 2001, 12:12)
    "I have to find the balance between promoting free software and making money. Thus, I was loath to say "just give OpenMail away" until we were ready to throw the product away. HP attempted to follow my advice and was not able to find a buyer who would keep the team intact." Linux Journal author Don Marti questions whether I am "just a pretty face" for Open Source in this matter, or whether I have the ear of the executive team. Sometimes I wish I was less involved with the executive team, because the decisions that come with my job are not easy ones."