Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“When you buy an open source company, if the people aren’t coming and passionate about staying then you spend a lot of money for what? Because you don’t get a lot of intellectual property.”

Jim Whitehurst, CEO Red Hat commenting on his company’s recent acquisition of middleware vendor Fusesource (Datamation)

“In the ways that that it are most important, Firefox for Android is not a different code base than the desktop.”

Johnathan Nightingale, Director of Firefox at Mozilla, commenting on his company’s new Android browser (InternetNews)

“There is a perception that Java EE is bloated.”

Mark Little, CTO of Red Hat’s JBoss division at this company’s annual user conference (InternetNews)


“We don’t assume that we will cart in a box that has the prefix Exa on it to solve all problems.”

SAP Sybase CTO Ifran Khan, on stage at Red Hat Summit explaining his company’s approach to Big Data (Enterprise Apps Today) –


“It’s not just about the fact that we’re shipping all these projects on the same day,” “It’s a large amount of software and a non-trivial exercise to produce, with over 400 committers from 49 organizations.”

Mike Milinkovitch, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, commenting on the Eclipse Juno release, the largest single day release of open source development code ever (



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