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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RE[3]: Some Interesting Bits
by natfriedman on Wed 4th Apr 2007 22:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Some Interesting Bits"
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My point was just that people in a position to accept patches don't seem to be saying "Hmm, this patch came from a Novell person, I won't accept it!"

Or at least, I haven't heard of any cases of that.

I think part of the reason is that relationships in the community are between individuals, not companies, and hackers in general are not held responsible for the actions of their companies.

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