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ZDNet: Linux Opposites--SCO, SuSE Still Bullish

May 29, 2003, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"SuSE and SCO Group issued bullish statements about their business prospects Wednesday, even though the estranged business partners sit on opposite sides of the Linux fence.

"German Linux seller SuSE expects to be profitable in the second quarter of 2004, Chief Executive Richard Seibt told CNET News.com in an interview Wednesday. Newly profitable SCO, meanwhile, expects that its abandonment of the Linux market and efforts to enforce Unix intellectual property claims will lead to revenue growth.

"The two companies formerly were allies in the UnitedLinux consortium, under which SCO and two other companies agreed to use SuSE's version of Linux in an attempt to make Linux relationships easier for other computing companies. Through the arrangement, SuSE hired about 15 SCO Linux programmers and was paid for each copy of the software shipped..."

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