"If you ask me, Caldera's new adoption of open-source
licenses for many of its products would have been better received
approximately 10 years ago, but today the original awk and grep are
If I were the cynical type -- who me? -- I'd say that Caldera
has realized that everybody prefers the GNU utilities, and that
their proprietary versions have no commercial value. The company
probably figures that it might as well score some PR points by
releasing the code.
Contrast this with IBM, which has ported and Freed its JFS -- a
modern file system that represents an important feature (and
selling point) of AIX. In response to the new open-source mindset
at Caldera, many are wondering when the company will release SCO's
clustering code. If you ask me, probably 10 years after Linux
clustering is mature."