SearchEnterpriseLinux: Gartner Analyst Interviewed
Nov 01, 2003, 05:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Yvonne Guzman)
Gartner Analyst Scrutinizes SCO-Linux Flap
[ Thanks to Michael S.
Mimoso for this link. ]
"What do you make of BayStar's decision to grant $50
million to SCO? How much will that help SCO?
"George Weiss: I think that this [money] is
really kind of a gift from the venture capitalist who thinks that
maybe there's a chance of a big payoff here and that [SCO] needs
the money to sustain their campaign. So it's not surprising that
that is one of their tactics..."
Analyst Advises CIOs on Fence About SCO and Linux
"You've suggested that the Linux community should put in
place a process for verifying that contributions are not the
property of others. But, in order for such an effort to be
meaningful now, wouldn't they also have to go back and scrutinize
contributions that were made in the past? What are the real risks
"George Weiss: You'd have to try to wipe the
slate clean from a certain point and then protect on all succeeding
contributions in some way, but there's a lot of push-back to that
as being a very labor-intensive process. I understand the
difficulty or complexity of that..."