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August 18, 2014



Great entry, Chuck, and some real wisdom here. I do see both sides of the open standards issue, though.

In my career I have seen some very egregious hindering of progress by the owners of proprietary technologies. And one could easily argue that the explosive growth of the x86 industry and all of the companies that profited from it was due to the 'accidental' open standard of the ISA bus. Had the patent protection not been overlooked we would never would have had cloning. The information age would have had a slower start and I doubt we would be where we are today.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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