Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Apr 2007 21:56 UTC, submitted by suka
Novell and Ximian "Nat Friedman has been one of the driving forces behind the development of the Linux desktop for a few year now. First with his own company Ximian, founded together with Mono chief architect Miguel de Icaza, after its acquisition now inside Novell. A few months ago he has been named 'Technologist of the Year' by the VarBusiness magazine for his work around the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Since then he has been promoted to Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Open Source, besides the desktop he is also overseeing Novells server business now. During Novells Brainshare Andreas Proschofsky had the possibility to sit down with Friedman and talk about the Linux desktop, the consequences of the Microsoft agreement and the mistakes of the Hula project."
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The original article was in German; I guess the interview was done in English, translated into German and then translated back into English. And English/German translators in Germany and Austria aren't what you'd call "good" by any means. (Maybe except me, self-serving plug)
It's sort of like when you read your VCR's manual that was written in Japanese, translated into English, translated into Japanese, translated back into English and then published...
What I mean is I guess the guy actually speaks proper English.

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