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Jun 16, 2003, 15:00 (18 Talkback[s])
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"But Darl McBride, CEO of SCO Group, says he thinks there's still a lot of value in the open-source approach.

"'The point about open source that I believe is really cool is this notion that you have thousands of eyes around the world looking at a similar problem, and obviously when you have more people focused on something, you can solve things better,' he said. 'To the extent you take that model and solve problems better and create ultimately a better computing environment that solves a lot of application problems and makes life better for everybody, that's the part of open source I believe is really cool.

"'I think this business of not having intellectual-property protection or in fact even having a system set up to be able to police intellectual-property violations coming into Linux, that's the part that's really going to the jury right now. I believe that we've got to get that part resolved... so the baby doesn't get thrown out with the bathwater...'"

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