Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“We must fight so that technology is used to shine a light on oppression and intolerance, to illuminate persecution and dehumanization, to take oppression and mass murder out of the shadows.”

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, speaking at the swearing in of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, of which he is the chairman (eWeek)


“The Self-Defending Network is a marketing message we no longer live by because we want to make sure we have what is possible to have.”

Cisco CSO John Stewart explains why his company no longer brands their security architecture as a self-defending network (NetworkWorld).


“None of the stuff in RHEL 6.2 is Red Hat secret sauce goodies that we’re sitting on.”

Tim Burke, vice president of Linux Engineering at Red Hat, explaining his company’s upstream open source first policy for their software efforts (ServerWatch).


“My commitment to you is that we’re going to move heaven and earth to maximize return for our shareholders.”

Cisco CEO John Chambers speaking as his company’s Annual General Meeting (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet).


“One thing that has magically vanished from my life is participation in Internet flame fests about how evil Microsoft is, so now I can actually focus on products and not flame wars.”

Miguel de Icaza, CTO of Xamarin, talking about how things have changed for him since leaving Novel (InternetNews)


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

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