Linux guru Alan Cox is taking a year off from RedHat and kernel development to get his MBA (and learn Welsh). Alan has offered quite a lot to the Linux community, including work on the kernel itself, contributions to the Gnome project, and much more. He will be missed in his absence.
Alan Cox To Take One Year Sabbatical
Submitted by Jeremy Andrews 2003-08-20 Linux 15 Comments
What is MBA?
Degree in buisness, my mom just completed her MBA and BA.
BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Maybe Cox is trying to figure out a business model for Linux. Good luck, pal! You’ll need it.
Master of Business Administration
Founder & Lead Project Manager
I do agree that linux (Red Hat or others) needs a good business model. After all, Windows isn’t so big today because Microsoft has made the best OSes…it’s simply because Bill Gates knows how to run a business (in order to gain the most market share and money). But let’s hope that if and when linux does become huge, someone as greedy as Bill Gates isn’t in charge of it.
Maybe Cox is suffering IT burnout. It’s fairly common. One of the reasons turnover is high. Cox is probably sick of 80 hour work weeks, etc.
But let’s hope that if and when linux does become huge, someone as greedy as Bill Gates isn’t in charge of it.
The only way Linux is ever going to get huge IS if somebody like Bill is in charge of it. Sad but true. And when that happens, it won’t be Linux as you know … it’ll be something similar to ‘AOL Linux.’
my gawd. Think of the comments…
* The Welsh are so damn Welsh that it looks like
* – Sir Alexander Raleigh
What ever the reason, I doubt its up to us to guess, I say good on him! I would love to drop my work and complete my masters or even start a phd. Alan, take a well earned rest see you when you are back!
I’m a Windows luser and use Babylon for questions like this, has Linux a program like Babylon? Right click on a word while being offline including OCR detection if necessary or are there even better ways using Linux
ah, then again, maybe he’s got some great ideas that he wants to put into action?
> Maybe Cox is trying to figure out a business model for Linux.
He’s working for a _profitable_ Linux company (RedHat). These jokes about a “good business model” are just stupid.
Maybe he realized there’s more to life than just Linux and computers?? (okay, I know, that’s going a bit too far for us geeks, because I know I sure don’t have a life away from computers, but it’s possible there is more??)
BA -> Bullsh*t Artist
MBA -> Master Bullsh*t Artist
BS -> Bull Sheep