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The Register: UnitedLinux Agrees to Differ

Jun 06, 2002, 17:30 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"Caldera has pledged that developers and education users will get access to UnitedLinux binaries, after the four member distros have pooled their resources. But as the story unravels, it looks like the per-seat pricing looks like a stayer, at least for Caldera.

"'The technology itself must be in people's hands,' Caldera's VP of corporate development Bennoy Tanning told us, when we asked about binary availability yesterday...

"On the other hand, the distros will compete on the desktop, where OpenLinux-shy Mandrake is dominant, so things could get really confusing really quickly. In OpenLinux each vendor speaks for himself, and SuSE was quick to distance itself from Caldera's model of per-seat licensing when it spoke to LinuxToday on Monday..."

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