Re: sarge and the Wall Street Journal
On 6/8/05, Thaddeus H. Black <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Peter, Michael, your responses were immensely helpful.
> Thank you. When I called, voice mail picked up, and I
> did leave a voice message combining Peter's structure
> and points with Michael's solid content. Whether the
> reporter Guth phones me back, indeed whether we get any
> response at all, remains to be seen; but the people over
> at the WSJ are some of the smartest reporters found
> anywhere in the world (as far as reporters go), so we'll
> give them a fair chance.
Yep -- and when a WSJ (Dow Jones) staffer really needs help
understanding something, he calls up a colleague in their Moscow
Bureau, who shouts across the hall to an Economist / Financial Times
(Pearson) writer -- the archrivals publish jointly in Russia. :-)
You're welcome -- and thanks for leading the charge.
> SourceLabs is one of several start-ups trying to
> position itself as a one-stop shop for businesses
> that want to use open-source software. It plans to
> certify that various forms of open-source software
> work wll together and meet corporate computing
Suppose that "certification" will have anything to do with the LCC? I
still think comprehensive test kits are a better strategy than golden
> The company was founded last year by executives and
> managers from Microsoft and BEA Systems Inc. Its
> main financial backing came from Ignition Partners,
> a venture-capital group whose co-founders include
> Brad Silverberg, a former Microsoft senior vice
> president who led development of the Windows
> operating system, the leading competitor to Linux.
I don't know who's taking a bigger gamble, Bruce or Brad. :-)