May 7, 2002

Tonight live on the Linux Show: Punted in Peru, hot news, and winning minds one at a time

GeekPAC writes:
Tuesday, May 7th, 2002, from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL., tonight LIVE on, at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc
Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another strange and wonderful show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of
the last few weeks. In particular we will discuss the hot story from over the weekend of Microsoft getting THRASHED by Peruvian congressman Dr Edgar David Villanueva Nuñez, as well as some very HOT news from the American Open Technology Consortium. As a follow-up to last week we will discuss some major back tracking on MS license claims from a story from a week ago.

In Segment Two - Winning Minds One At A Time
We are joined tonight by writer Christina Dyrness. Christina is the first of a series of writers and pundits from the main stream technology press that we are inviting on TLS. We are doing this for the dual purposes of trying to get a better picture of main stream perceptions of the Open Source community, as well as trying to win over those opinions.

We are pleased to have Christine as our first guest in this effort. The motivation for inviting her was an article at the nando times. This article was posted on their web site April 10th, 2002; and is unfortunately no longer available. We have asked to have permission to reprint the article on our site for showtime.

In the article she asserted that "Here's the riddle: If Linux is gaining more market share among big-spending corporate customers, why have sales at Red Hat -- the undisputed Linux leader -- been creeping steadily downward?

This kind of perception is common in the main stream technology press, so we felt that we should have her on as a guest to give her a better picture of what is really going on in the Linux and Open Source universe. The facts are, almost everything in her article was factually correct. What we need to address is perceptions of the facts.

Christina Dyrness has been writing about software and high-tech companies - including Red Hat, SAS Institute and IBM - at The News & Observer in Raleigh, NC since December 1998. Prior to that she covered venture capital and start-ups for the Washington Post-owned TechCapital Magazine and wrote about high-tech businesses for news outlets in Southern Florida. She grew up in Alaska, went to college at the University of California in Santa Cruz, and journalism school at UC Berkeley.

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