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IT Management Linux News for Aug 30, 2001

  • NewsForge: When VA was the news (Aug 30, 2001, 11:45)
    "Raymond suggested that VA's problems were due in part to conservative IT managers, and that the only way to get these managers to buy software instead of simply downloading it and using it required `hanging some proprietary tinsel off the product.` Raymond suggested strongly that VA's strategy and value proposition continued to be focused on `the service contract.` Unfortunately, there is little evidence to suggest that `conservatism` or a corporate reluctance to embrace Linux had much to do with VA's problems."