"The deal is done, SCO Unix and Caldera Linux are now under the
same management, but what does that mean for the future of both
companies and operating systems?"
"In general, Doug Michels, SCO CEO and president, believes that,
there is "tremendous motion in the computer industry at large and
we're at a fundamental turning point. There are two trends. One is
the emergence of open source and the other is the adoption of the
Internet in the area of business computing." Caldera has chosen to
ride the open-source side with operating systems for business and
e-business. SCO, however, is focusing solely on Internet business
computing, specifically application service providers by investing
all of its efforts in Tarantella."
"According to Ransom Love, Caldera Systems' CEO and soon to be
CEO of the combined SCO divisions and Caldera Systems, "Caldera has
a proven track record of releasing the most important stuff to the
open community. We haven't decided on which license to use yet. For
standards, GPL makes a lot of sense and every product we'll ship
with source code...."
"While some Linux purists would argue that there's no need
to borrow from Unix. Others point out that such UnixWare features
as ACL-based security, scalable SMP, logical volume management for
storage, high-availability clustering and the VERITAS File System
(VxFS) for fast file system recovery would be welcome additions to
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