"Although Caldera CEO Ransom Love gave a bravura performance in
conference calls yesterday after the company announced its
intention to buy-out SCO's UnixWare product and services
businesses, the path to ascendancy is far from smooth. And Love
might just have made it a bit rockier with conflicting messages to
the press and financial communities about just how open SCO's
"Meanwhile, the husk of what's left of SCO - surely soon to be
renamed Tarantella Inc., a name it's already incorporated - faces a
tricky rope bridge to cross which largely depends on a rapid growth
of Tarantella software continuing before its cash supply is
exhausted. More of that in a moment."
"Caldera's problem is this: the crown jewels of the acquisition
are a mature server Unix, and clustering technologies. The
Linux environment in which Caldera operates expects these to be
returned as open source, and frowns on the laggardly time-release
ploy used by TurboLinux. But Caldera has little choice but to
take such a route, as it indicated yesterday."
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