Daily Archives:August 16th, 2007


A while back I thought virtualisation technology was going to be the hot topic of 2006. Well, it was, in certain niche areas, but the momentum is still growing.

Shortly after VMware’s amazing IPO, XenSource, a spin-out from the Cambridge Computer Lab, have been bought by Citrix in a deal worth $500M. And not all of the money is virtual – there’s a good chunk of cash there too.

Many congratulations to my pals there, who will now definitely be buying the drinks next time we meet at the pub.

But this is also a nice challenge to those who don’t believe you can make money from Open Source…

Getting too absorbed in my work?

One of the pictures that didn’t get used in the recent Guardian article:

Quentin Stafford-Fraser

Many thanks to John Robertson, who owns the copyright, for permission to post it.

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