Lack of originality and other remarks
The "About" page on the NTique web site uses information
from my article - not the other way around. One of the goals of the article was to let the world know about the NTique Project. I'm one of the project's founders. Like any good programming project, reuse of code (or text) is not interpreted as a lack of originality. Why the fuss?
I don't think I said that Linux relies on Open Source projects. However, commercial or not, open source software has significant benefits over closed source software. One only has to look at the recent uproar over Microsoft's NT, CryptoAPI and the NSA key affair to see the dangers of closed souce.
Yes, I agree completely that management's reliance on credentials rather than on merit is a problem. I've been a critic of Novell's certification program from the start. However, this is not the problem I wrote about. Management often ignores the advice of their technical folks regardless of whether they have the credentials or not.