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
"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..."