or maybe there was a banana in his ear

George Colony, CEO of Forrester Research, recently described Sun’s “fighting chance” strategy for recovery, as told to him by Jonathan Schwartz, including this first step:

Step No. 1: Make the argument that Linux equals Red Hat. … Sun’s view is that Linux is nothing more than Red Hat.

But some three weeks before, Jonathan himself decried that very attitude:

And Red Hat is not linux, despite what they say, and despite what the media (and IBM’s ads) seem to conflate. … Let’s start calling a distro a distro.

This doesn’t strike me as the sort of misinterpretation that one would expect to arise from a conversation between the CEO of one of the industry’s most influential analyst firms and the president/COO of Sun Microsystems. I wonder why Sun didn’t make them post a correction.

one comment to “or maybe there was a banana in his ear”

  1. alecm
    entered 29 September 2004 @ 10:47 am