"I've written glowingly about the Linux Foundation's interview
series, which has included Linus Torvalds and Mark Shuttleworth.
Because they're conducted by the Linux Foundation's own Jim Zemlin,
they have the benefit of ready and prolonged access to the top
people in the open source world.
"But there's also a big downside to this approach, as the latest
interview shows. It's with Ron Hovsepian, the CEO of Novell.
Reading the transcript, I found myself constantly wondering when
Hovsepian was going to say something new or, well, interesting.
Instead, what we got were a series of marketing platitudes..."