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Re: small world

To: (Mike Shaver)
Subject: Re: small world
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Sun, 25 May 1997 05:21:06 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <> from "Mike Shaver" at May 22, 97 03:13:56 pm

> 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
> names...

Well, I won't  be there unless some bird drops a ticket in front of my
door ...


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