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internetnews.com: Will Users Buy a License from SCO to Run Linux?

Jul 23, 2003, 13:00 (36 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thor Olavsrud)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"SCO Group has gone from making waves in the Linux community to becoming an out-and-out threat, armed with copyrights that it could conceivably turn on enterprise Linux users. But will it?

"'In the near and intermediate term, I don't think you're going to see SCO take that approach,' Yankee Group Senior Analyst Laura Didio told internetnews.com. 'At the end of the day, they want to turn them into a revenue stream...'

"'The intent is to attack the Linux users,' George Weiss, vice president and research director with Gartner Research, told internetnews.com. 'It's now a two front movement and the anticipation is that they can negotiate individual license contracts with the end user.'

"Didio added, 'Linux right now has a lot of momentum behind it. SCO doesn't want to be in the position of spoiling the party for all of these Linux vendors. They want to keep the focus squarely on IBM...'"

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