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