Greg is, of course, a well respected contributor to the Linux kernel, having sustained a significant level of contribution over a period of several years. I’m grateful to him for his technical contributions, which of course benefit Ubuntu as a consumer of the Linux kernel. However, his contribution to the public dialog about the Linux ecosystem leaves much to be desired.
We all have bias, and the best that we can do is to disclose it so that others can take it into account when hearing our ideas. Unlike the presentations given by other Novell employees at this and other conferences, Greg’s slides omitted the Novell logo.
Since he works for a company that created the notion [1, 2] of GNU/Linux users without “intellectual property peace of mind,” he should really be more humble. He gets his paycheck from Microsoft (second hand), which feeds Novell. █
“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.”