FreeOS.com: Interview with Mike Cowpland, Corel CorporationJan 26, 2000, 18:18 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and CEO of Corel Corporation, hardly needs an introduction. An engineer by qualification, Dr Cowpland began his career at Bell Northern Research in 1964. In 1985, he founded Corel one of the largest software companies in the world. The company is now helping develop the fast growing Linux platform; in fact, Corel plans to port a majority of its applications to Linux. Mike Cowpland talks of his plans for Corel and his views on Linux to FreeOS.com...."
"How is Corel helping the Linux community?"
"We have been doing work with Corel Linux in the GPL or Mozilla open source licenses. The Wine work that we are doing is been put back into the community. The Corel File Manager, all of which we wrote ourselves, has been put back into the community. We are actually very supportive of the open source concept. On the applications side we don't see those as being open source because there are dozens and dozens of third party utilities that we select, tune-up and include. That's what makes a very rich applications because the core software is only part of the source. It is the other utilities that make them useful. As we have to pay royalties for many of these, its impossible to give them free."
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