CRN Interview: SCO CEO Darl McBride
Aug 19, 2003, 15:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)
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"SCO CEO Darl McBride met Monday with CRN Senior Editor
Paula Rooney to talk about the company's Unix crusade and product
plans. The interview took place at the SCO Forum 2003 in Las Vegas.
CRN is a sponsor of the conference...
"CRN: Have you met with Linus Torvalds yet,
especially since he has become an OSDL fellow? What is your
assessment of the open-source community's activities?
"McBride: I've talked to him via e-mail. He's
very pragmatic and tends to be a racehorse with blinders on. ... He
doesn't want to know about IP or [commercial issues]. He readily
admits that IBM has put a lot of code in Linux and says if you want
to pursue it [legally], go ahead. But I said to him, 'I appreciate
you didn't create the problem, but you have inherited it.' But he
won't sign an NDA. There's a lot of discussion going on at the
OSDL, IBM and they open-source community they're working