Smart Partner: Not So Fast! IBM's Monterey Shambles On - For Caldera/SCO
Aug 21, 2000, 20:46 (1 Talkback[s])
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"IBM insists that Monterey really isn't dead. It's just
metamorphosed into AIX 5L. Too bad Caldera/SCO, IBM's main Monterey
partner, wasn't told."
"Ransom Love, Caldera Systems' CEO, said IBM's announcement
that Monterey was completed "could not have been an official
statement. We have partnership agreements with IBM and it would not
be appropriate for IBM to declare the project done." That
stated, Love agreed that many of Monterey's goals had been
completed. He also said that the Linuxication of Monterey AIX 5L
was a good thing for both AIX and Linux users."
"Caldera/SCO's take can be summed up as it can see why it is
time to wind up Monterey. After all, with the advances of Project
Trillian, 64-bit Linux for Intel, there's little practical point to
spending more time and effort on advancing another 64-bit Unix.
IBM's timing and presentation, however, are another matter."