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osOpinion: Not all who say to me `Linux, Linux'...

Mar 03, 2000, 05:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Cozens)

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"So, when the SCO entourage rolled into the Bang!inux conference in India last weekend, were they wringing their hands and asking our forgiveness? No, they were not; I'm sorry to say that the FUD was out in full force again. Nothing has changed here since a year ago and beyond. Same old SCO. Let's see what happened this time..."

"If you're going to walk into the lion's den, the first thing you should remember is to be careful not to tread on the lion's toes. And when the opening keynote by Tony Baines of SCO appeared dedicated to telling a gathering of Linux users why SCO UNIX was more suitable for server applications than Linux, five hundred lions began to lick their lips...."

"The old guard is the style of business that says FUD is the way to sell products. It's the style of business that says if you make the right noises to the Open Source community, they'll treat you as part of the community. It's the style of business that says the way you market is more important than what you do."

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