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eWeek: McBride Bullish on the Battle Over Unix

Aug 18, 2003, 20:29 (70 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"SCO does not agree with the notion that software is supposed to be free, and is fighting for the industry's right to make a living selling software, SCO CEO Darl McBride said in his keynote address here on Monday morning at the start of SCO Forum 2003.

"'We have been pushed into a corner, and we will fight back,' he said. 'We find ourselves in the middle of the battle of the century and will continue to be subject to attack. There are rumors of pies in the face for McBride and [senior vice president Chris] Sontag here,' he said, quipping that there were also rumors of SCO protesters on the Strip carrying signs saying 'SCO to Hell.'

"McBride said SCO is not just talking about a few lines of Unix code finding its way into Linux; it is talking about the very technologies that have made Unix what it is today. 'The very DNA of Linux is coming from Unix,' he said..."

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