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CRN: Interview: SCO's Darl McBride and Chris Sontag

Nov 20, 2003, 03:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barbara Darrow)

"CRN: Can suing customers, as you've said you will, be good for any vendor?

"McBride: First it's not our customers. I would say we're suing end users. There are only two industries who use the term 'users,' computers and drugs. Not sure if there's a connection there. But the point is, we're not suing our customers. We are going after end users of Linux and I think there's a slight but significant difference there.

"CRN: When you talk to your VARs, partners, integrators... what are they saying about this legal battle? Is it confusing their market?

"McBride: It's a range. Those who are directly selling SCO Unix products, are cheering us on, saying go, fight, win. Those who have drifted over to the Linux camp are confused. They don't know how to deal with this... 'What do we do?' It depends on where they are in the process..."

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