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Linux Magazine: Straight Outta Compton - Caldera and SCO: Two Playmakers, One Powerhouse?

Aug 27, 2000, 14:43 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Compton)

"All of the major Unix vendors have flirted and batted their eyelids at Linux. They've supported Linux ports to their proprietary hardware, and they've open sourced valuable intellectual properties, but the two worlds were still essentially separate."

"The first major step in what many have said is an inevitable culture merger came when Caldera announced a deal with the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) to send SCO's OpenServer, UnixWare, and the Professional Services division to Caldera and friendly Orem, Utah."

"It would have been more dramatic to see an announcement pairing more obvious market leaders ("Sun names Linus Torvalds Dictator For Life!", "IBM Buys HP, Red Hat, SuSE In One Afternoon!") But it's not really surprising that the first move came from, shall we say, the playmakers rather than the superstars from their respective teams. You might consider them "also-rans", but for starters, that's inappropriate and catty. More importantly I think there's a long way to go before we can crown the real Linux winners."

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