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ITworld.com: McNealy: Livin' la vida Linux

Aug 17, 2002, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Sun may have had the biggest news for this year's LinuxWorld conference, but questions abound as to whether its support will be fleeting or it has started a lasting relationship with the open source OS. In a recent interview with the IDG News Service, McNealy addressed some of these issues, saying Linux fills a very real gap in Sun's arsenal and adds choice to its line of servers that use Solaris on UltraSPARC processors.

"McNealy said he is ready to live the 'Linux lifestyle,' even if it means following a feisty crowd.

"IDGNS: What strikes you about the Linux community?

"Scott McNealy: It's a tough community, because if you have any copyright, ownership, revenue or profits, you are not a good person. At least with some of the crew, right? I think other people understand there are many different models, and the models can coexist. I'm a person who can play all lifestyles, and I am not ashamed to be open source and a capitalist. I get invited to all the conferences..."

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