Bernard Golden is CEO of Navica Inc., a systems integration firm specializing in open source software based San Ramon, Calif. He founded Navica in 2001, after two decades of experience in starting and building successful IT-related organizations. He has previously served as a Venture Partner for an international venture fund and has senior executive positions in a number of private and public software companies, including Informix, Uniplex Software, and Deploy Solutions.
Bernard is the author of Succeeding with Open Source (Addison-Wesley, August 2004), and the creator of the Open Source Maturity Model (OSMM), a formalized method of locating, assessing, and implementing open source software. Bernard holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BA from UC Santa Cruz. He is based on the SF Peninsula with his wife Alison and three year-old twin sons, Sebastian and Oliver. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, skiing, and cooking.
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Contributions from Bernard Golden
- Implementing Fedora virtualization
- Best practices for Xen?
- Xen vs. KVM, Microsoft's Xen-friendly drivers
- Uniform standards for the Linux/OSS community
- Red Hat, Canonical and marketplace presence
- Microsoft, Xandros and Linspire market impact
- Red Hat's business model
- Microsoft, commercial Linux and patent battles
- SUSE vouchers and IP claims
- Red Hat and proprietary code
- CentOS, RHEL vs. Oracle on Linux
- Ubuntu licensing
- Upgrading from Fedora Core 6
- Pre-loaded Linux = Increased adoption?
- Compiling a kernel
- OpenXML vs. OpenDocument
- Cross-platform system management tools
- RHEL 5 or Vista?
- GRUB dual-boot configuration issues, including a reader's response
- Migration training/support costs