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NewsForge: How SCO Launched an Open Source Company

Oct 08, 2004, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

" Jason Macer never really cared what operating system was running on his servers when the Dallas area businessman's Web hosting resale business peaked with 26 servers last March. But Macer found out that lots of folks did care, and were leaving him because of it. It was not Windows that was the problem, it was SCO. Macer's hosting vendor, EV1 Servers.net, had signed on for SCO's Linux user license. Macer's customers reacted by seeking hosting elsewhere, cutting his business down to just two servers.

"'[Customers] said they can't support companies that support SCO,' recalled Macer. But he saw an opportunity in his loss, and has launched an all-open source colocation and dedicated service provider in OSI Hosting, which touted the addition of seven new datacenters last month..."

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