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Matthias G. Eckermann, Director Product Management SUSE Linux Enterpris Matthias started working at SUSE in 1999 and leads the SUSE Linux Enterprise team in the Product Management organization. Before this, he worked as consultant, senior architect for SUSE on strategic new projects in EMEA, and as product manager for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

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Keep it … stable, secure and supportable … Maintenance!

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February 11, 2011 3:55 pm

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Do you ever wonder what all this “maintenance” is about?

Why is maintenance such a big deal?

Why do we care about it? Why is it important?

Do you ever wonder how we plan for and manage maintenance?

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Keep It Rolling …

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January 28, 2011 9:21 am

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Have you ever seen how they move big cheese loaves in the Netherlands? They roll them vertically! I don’t want to deduct that they actually roll everything down there 🙂 However, there seems to be some affinity to not directly lift heavy weights, to not perform things in uncomfortable steps. Instead they try to resolve …

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Data is Customers’ Gold!

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August 10, 2010 8:20 am

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Data is Customers’ Gold, the Operating System the Bank, the Filesystem the Vault. Discussing “Choice” last year, I already mentioned that we are proud to have certified all primary local filesystems in SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (ext3, xfs, reiserfs) with major storage systems, and provide the best scaling choice for storage from desktop to datacenter (SUSE …

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Challenges of a Product Manager in the Open Source World – Part Three

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January 22, 2010 12:00 am

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In the first two blogs in this series of three we had discussed, how communities influence a product manager’s life; and we looked at the concrete example of the Linux Kernel version for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 1. And I wondered: What would you have done? You certainly would not have built your opinion and strategy …

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Challenges of a Product Manager in the Open Source World – Part Two

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January 21, 2010 10:37 am

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When we discussed, how the interaction of customers, partners, and communities influences the product manager’s decisions and his ownership of products, I promised to clarify this by sharing a recent example: For more than a decade the standard graphical environment on Linux and other UNIX(tm)-like systems, the X Window System (X11, X.org), did run the graphics driver in …

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Challenges of a Product Manager in the Open Source World

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January 20, 2010 5:42 pm

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Welcome in 2010! This will be the year of… well, no. Not yet. Let me start with some contemplation. Others have already discussed the role of product management in the context of Open Source and community with respect to one concrete Open Source project, as Matt Asay did writing about Product management goes open source. And …

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Choice is good …

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October 1, 2009 11:11 am

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Choice is good …

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