LWN: Ransom Love Interview and Caldera Systems, Inc at Comdex Fall 2000
Nov 22, 2000, 00:05 (2 Talkback[s])
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"After touring the booth, we went to a small room behind the LBE
exhibit hall to interview Ransom Love, CEO of Caldera Systems Inc
(CALD). We were joined by David McCrabb, Caldera president."
"LWN: Could you give us an overview of Caldera Systems,
"RL: If you look at Caldera, our whole focus has been on
business, on how to make Linux a more viable comprehensive business
solution. That's one of the reasons we acquired SCO. We intend to
use Linux not just as a web server or a client workstation. We ask,
how can we get Linux to be embraced by the entire business
community and become a viable total alternative to the Microsoft
"The compatibilities between SCO Unix and Linux are very high.
Unix and Linux are not competitive technologies at all. Unix is
being deployed as a database and back office solution, but not so
much in networking. One out of three web servers is running Linux.
If you combine those two operating systems with a common
application environment, businesses can have a single environment
from the client to the database, and can develop for a single
environment. That's one of the things we were looking at with the
acquisition of SCO."