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eWeek: Sun Sees Opportunity in IBM-SCO Showdown

Jun 13, 2003, 18:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Sun Microsystems Inc. is wasting no time prepping to take advantage of any potential customer fallout from the looming battle between the SCO Group and IBM over Big Blue's license for AIX, its Unix operating system.

"SCO has said it will revoke IBM's license to ship AIX as it claims Big Blue has violated the terms and conditions of that license by giving its customers unauthorized access to Unix source code and for 'giving away' parts of the code to the open-source community and Linux...

"Sun, meanwhile, is preparing to launch a campaign known as the AIX to Solaris Migration Program. The program and advertising campaign around it, due to be launched next week once SCO has announced that it is going to pull IBM's AIX license, is designed to offer concerned AIX customers a migration path to Sun's Solaris version of Unix--for which it has a paid license with SCO..."

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