"Open-source software isn't a moneymaker. Microsoft's .Net
strategy will change computing as we know it. Oddly enough, these
comments came at LinuxWorld Expo, where PC World chatted with Derek
Burney, president and chief executive officer of Corel, which has
always had a somewhat rough time fitting into Penguinland. Some of
Burney's thoughts on the nature of open source and the future of
software are almost certainly unique, and uncommon at this
"PC World: You've announced that WordPerfect Office 2002 will be
released on the Windows platform midyear. When will we see it on
"Derek Burney: We don't have a date set for it, but [we plan on
porting] many of our major applications. Ideally we would like to
have all of our applications running on Linux. We'll take that as
it comes depending on what the business model looks like."
"Regarding the Corel Linux distribution, what went wrong there,
or what would you do differently if you had the chance?"