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Alan Cox is moving on from Red Hat
Posted Dec 23, 2008 19:53 UTC (Tue) by jspaleta (subscriber, #50639)
Having hardware vendors employee people to engage in upstream development work is a very good thing. Having them chose to employ people who can positively impact internal corporate culture by helping to sustain and grow an open development culture is even better. Hopefully Alan won't just be hacking on kernel code. Hopefully he will be in a position to help to sustain and grow Intel's internal open development efforts into a corporate-wide culture.
Posted Dec 24, 2008 3:44 UTC (Wed) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
Indeed. These kinds of moves matter more, in a way, than Oracle's grand announcement that it would be supporting its database on Linux back in (what was it?) the late 90s. The FOSS invasion has begun in earnest. Because we're all part of the mainstream. We are them, and they are us, mostly. Except that we have some different ideas.
Posted Dec 24, 2008 16:18 UTC (Wed) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
it's not like Alan is the first, or even the tenth person Intel has hired to work on opensource projects, so this isn't an indication of any significant change in Intel, it's just one more person (admittedly one who has been extremely productive over the years).
when a company starts hiring opensource people for the first time, or makes a drastic increase in the size of the team I could see comments like this being warrented, but we don't make comments like this when RedHat or Novell hire one more developer (or even 10 more developers). for that matter Google could hire 100 more developers without earning comments like this.
is it just that people don't realize that Intel isn't a newcomer to opensource?
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