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Re: [vox] Open Source Advocate fired from HP...
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Re: [vox] Open Source Advocate fired from HP...

i'm confused.  2 - 2.5 weeks ago, i read on lwn.net that perens _quit_
from hp.  he said he wanted to get more involved in grass roots open
source evangelism, which is job at hp prevented somewhat.  the article
went on to say that his former boss said the split was amicable and he
wished perens the best.

now the nyt is reporting he was recently fired.



begin Michael Dunham <michaeldunham@earthlink.net> 
> I read today that Bruce Perens has been fired from HP for
> "Microsoft-Baiting."  It is likely this is a reference to his recent
> development of the "Sincere Choice" organization as his reaction to the
> Microsoft and Intel led (and badly named) "Software Choice" initiative.
> It seems like HP/Compaq has now decided the reality as the largest seller of
> Microsoft and Intel-based configurations it can no longer compete with IBM
> on the enterprise side with any strength.  And so saying, they may provide a
> configured Linux distribution, but they have to ride an uncomfortable fence.
> Anyway - I wrote him a note of support and said on behalf of LUGOD that if
> he ever had the time we'd love to hear from him.  I hope I didn't speak out
> of turn.  Bill, if you're interested - you might voice the same idea with a
> little more persuasion his email is bruce@perens.com
> I wrote up an entry for anyone that hasn't heard of him -
> http://weblog.kestrelworks.com/archives/000148.html

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