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ComputerWorld.NZ: UnitedLinux 'Crucial' Evolutionary Step: Caldera

Jun 12, 2002, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Casement)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

Speaking last week to more than 150 resellers and integrators at the Caldera Geoforum in Sydney, Love said that while many businesses were looking at Linux, a lot were put off by the lack of a single platform and a perception that there were not enough business applications.

"However, Love believes there is a third key reason for business reluctance to adopt Linux -- the lack of a sustainable business model for Linux vendors. This is something he believes will be addressed in part by UnitedLinux, for which the binary code will not be freely available on the internet. (The source code will still be available for free download, but any binary independently compiled from it would not carry the "powered by UnitedLinux" brand.)

"Love's comments regarding an even brighter future for Linux were supported by spokespeople from IBM and Hewlett Packard..."

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