Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week


“When Richard Stallman announced the first public release of GCC in 1987, few could have imagined the broad impact that it has had.”

SUSE Linux developer Richard Guenther, announcing GCC 4.7 (InternetNews)


“For the first time ever, Hactivist groups stole more data than anyone else in 2011 and by a considerable margin.”

Bryan Sartin, vice president of the Verizon RISK (Research Investigations Solutions Knowledge) Team discussing the results of Verizon’s new Data Breach report (eSecurityPlanet)

“Drupal is built on passion.”

Drupal founder Dries Buytaert in his Drupalcon 2012 keynote (Datamation)


“Fewer customers abandon companies after a data breach and we think that explains to a large extent why the total cost of a data breach went down so substantially.”

Researcher Larry Ponemon explaining why the cost of data breaches has gone down (eSecurityPlanet


“Turns out I was wrong, we want these in the tree.”

Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, for his code commit adding Android drivers back into the Linux mainline (Datamation)


Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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