A Brief Story about Mark Hurd

A story about the late Oracle co-CEO, Mark Hurd, who passed away last week at the young age of 62. It’s somewhere in May 2008, Düsseldorf, on the last day of a huge, week-long tradeshow where HP (where I worked 2006-2014) had a massive presence. All staff (about 50 in sales, marketing), tired, hungover, very…

Open Source’s Rocky Week Provides Ample Food For Thought

Visitors of Open Core Summit in San Francisco in mid-September could be forgiven for their confusion: on the one hand, discussions at the conference centered around business and community models for open source software (OSS) viability, in an increasingly polarized Cloud world. On the other hand, tweetstorms by key figures in the community (who were…