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CRN Interview: SCO CEO Darl McBride

Aug 19, 2003, 15:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"SCO CEO Darl McBride met Monday with CRN Senior Editor Paula Rooney to talk about the company's Unix crusade and product plans. The interview took place at the SCO Forum 2003 in Las Vegas. CRN is a sponsor of the conference...

"CRN: Have you met with Linus Torvalds yet, especially since he has become an OSDL fellow? What is your assessment of the open-source community's activities?

"McBride: I've talked to him via e-mail. He's very pragmatic and tends to be a racehorse with blinders on. ... He doesn't want to know about IP or [commercial issues]. He readily admits that IBM has put a lot of code in Linux and says if you want to pursue it [legally], go ahead. But I said to him, 'I appreciate you didn't create the problem, but you have inherited it.' But he won't sign an NDA. There's a lot of discussion going on at the OSDL, IBM and they open-source community they're working though..."

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