> Just had a sales guy in here sorting out the details on a project
> we're working on, and it looks like we're going to have a nice plump
> Origin 200 in here very shortly. Along with that comes a
> development/scratch box, probably an O2 or a Challenge DM, which might
> be diverted towards The Cause if I ask nicely enough.
> Anyway, I recall Larry mentioning way back when that people were
> interested in organizations that saw Linux availability as an
> incentive to purchase; It looks like we might be one of those
> organizations, if this goes through as expected. (SGI Canada has been
> after us, off and on, for a fair while now, and they're pretty excited
> about this project.) Is there anything I should be doing specifically
> to further your internal sales efforts? Put the account exec in touch
> with Ariel/Larry/whomever?
During the last days I was talking with with Jon "Maddog" Hall, DEC's
UNIX systems senior engineer. He also mentioned that Linux helped them
to sell more DEC UNIX systems than before.
> Also, I'm going to be in San Jose the week of the SGI Developers'
> Forum, and the SGI Canada guys may be sponsoring my attendance. Will
> any of this list's denizens be around? I'd love to put faces to the
Well, I won't be there unless some bird drops a ticket in front of my