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VNU Net: Compuware looking at viability of Linux

Nov 01, 1999, 18:14 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Kelly)

"Software house Compuware has revealed that it is considering porting its Uniface development toolset to Linux next year.

Compuware claims to be the fifth largest independent software vendor in the world. Roy Franzen, general manager Uniface, said: 'We are thinking about brining the whole product suite on Linux in the May June timeframe next year if customers demand it, but we will not be providing the software free.' "

"...Franzen believes enthusiasm could melt away: 'When they are confronted with the fact that they have to pay for a solution Linux may be less popular.' ... Red Hat and Caldera are the hottest contenders for the choice of Linux distribution, but Franzen said 'We have no concrete plans.' "

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