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SRO: When It Rains, It Pours - Linuxcare loses second top official

Apr 19, 2000, 22:19 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"It came as little surprise on April 18 to Linux insiders when Linuxcare's chief information officer, Doug Nassaur, quit the firm. Rumors of his conflicts with other executive at this Linux-consulting and technical-support company had been circulating for months."

"Coming on the heels of former CEO's Fernand Sarrat resignation last week, this pushes Linuxcare's IPO into the far future. Pat Lambs, Linuxcare's day-to-day manager and member of the office of the CEO, says that there was no connection between the resignations...."

"The real problem seems to have been conflicts between three different groups in Linuxcare. On one side, Sarrat was trying--and it would seem failing--to keep the peace between Nassaur and his IT staff, who joined him from his previous stay at E*Trade, and open-source advocates. While no one will name names for the last group, it's well known that company founders--Arthur Tyde, Dave Sifry and David LaDuke--are open-source leaders."

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