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..."