Subject: Re: The merger: a user's perspective
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 23:50:53 -0500 (EST)

Stephen J. Turnbull writes:
 > Nonetheless, I'm sorry to see Cygnus, a standard-bearer in the free
 > software community despite its detractors, lose its independence.
 > Despite my personal political-economic leanings, I do see the free
 > software community as a core constituent of the open source movement,
 > and as a source of great energy.  I wonder if the merger will have
 > some effect to diffuse that energy.  I hope not.

One non-issue will be remote workers.  Both Cygnus and Redhat have
employees who work full-time off-site, e.g. Mark Eichin, DJ Delorie,
and Alan Cox.

-russ nelson <>
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