Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“Sometimes people expect a CISSP to have big Superman cape on their back and that sets the expectation bar way too high.”

Hord Tipton, executive director of (ISC)2 commenting on the misconceptions about what security certification can and cannot provide (eSecurityPlanet).


“You won’t get me on record saying we’re open core.”

Puppet Labs CEO Luke Kanies explaining his company’s model for commercialization of the open source Puppet configuration management system (ServerWatch


“We’re in the take share game and we certainly continue to take share from UNIX.”

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst commenting on where his company is growing its Linux business. (InternetNews)


“I don’t care if our commodity x86 business goes to zero.”

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison during his company’s earnings call, commenting on why he prefers to sell Oracle’s intellectual property based innovations (EnterpriseAppsToday)


“Can you guys please get your act together?”

Linux creator, Linus Torvalds in an email to Linux kernel developers that had submitted a patch without first testing it. (InternetNews)


Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of, the network for technology professionals.

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