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Catapult MySQL with Pogo Linux - page 2

Just Add MySQL and Stir Rapidly

  • September 25, 2003
  • By Rob Reilly

Pogo Linux was started in the summer of 1999 with a philosophy of always giving customers a level of Linux support that they could not find elsewhere. "To this day we like to think of ourselves as a company that provides support for hardware rather than a hardware company that offers support," said Erik Logan, CTO of Pogo Linux.

It's no wonder then, that the company is made up primarily of system administrators, as opposed to developers. Most people on the Pogo Linux team have purely Linux backgrounds and typically are not very knowledgeable on Windows administration.

Logan partnered with Tim Lee, a fellow Linux system administrator and enthusiast, to create the company. Both had been Linux advocates for a long time. They knew that Linux was good for users and that the Open Source Software model was a good business model, as well. But, just providing great Linux service was only part of the equation. They knew that they needed to offer highly targetted products, that solved specific problems, in order to make any money with Linux.

The highly specialized product they created was the DataWare 2600.

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