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24 March 2010, 15:12

Parallels CEO complains about open source

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"A huge pile of shit" is how Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels, describes open source (with a laugh) in an interview with German magazine T3n. Parallels produces virtualisation software including OpenVZ, the open source basis for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers. The company is among the top ten companies who contribute to the Linux kernel.

Beloussov says that he grew up under communism and doesn't like to hear talk about "community". He complains that open source communities act, sometimes, as trade unionists to primarily serve their own ego. He believes that pure open source projects aren't able to deliver a high-quality, fast and well coordinated product, and that this is why Linux faces a "great challenge".

Update: Beloussov has now clarified his comments and apologised to the open source community.


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