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SCO's Estranged Relationship with Linux

Aug 15, 2007, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Hillesley)

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"Caldera's brand of Linux began as a skunkworks project within Novell. The project was led by Bryan Sparks and was codenamed 'Expose', and later 'Corsair'. When Ray Noorda, the founder of Novell, left the company, the skunkworks project was abandoned, presumably because Linux wasn't seen as an essential part of Novell's future business. Caldera was floated off during October 1994 to continue the Linux project, financed by Noorda and led by Sparks.

"Sparks' role as chief executive of Caldera set a precedent. Each of SCO/Caldera's subsequent chief executives and many of SCO/Caldera's executives, had been ex-employees of Novell, including Darl McBride, the chief executive and prime instigator of SCO's 'Intellectual Property' siege on the computing industry..."

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