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Posted: 16 Dec 2003

Matt Asay
We are delighted to announce that Matt Asay has agreed to become a regular columnist for our new Nterprise Linux Services Cool Solutions (aka Linux Cool). He brings a uniquely informed perspective to any conversation about Linux, open source, and the business opportunities they present.

Matt Asay has been involved with Linux for the past few years, both professionally and academically. Asay is part of Novell's Linux Business Office and Open Source Review Board, where he helps to lay the strategic and business foundation for Novell's use of open source software, especially the Mono project.

Before Novell, Asay was General Manager at Lineo, an embedded Linux software startup, where he ran Lineo's Residential Gateway business. Asay started his open source career in the investment arm of Mitsui & Co., where he co-managed Mitsui's investment in Cobalt (a successful Linux-based microserver startup that was acquired by Sun Microsystems for $2 billion).

Asay earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Stanford Law School, spending two of his three years studying software licensing and innovation, and specifically the GNU General Public License, under Professor Larry Lessig. Asay also holds an MA from the University of Kent and a BA from Brigham Young University.

If you have topics or questions you'd like Matt to address in one of his columns, drop us a line and let us know what's on your mind.

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