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McBride to Keynote Enterprise IT Week, Marti Reacts

Nov 06, 2003, 21:00 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Marti)

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[Editor's Note: In the interests of full disclosure, it should be noted that the Enterprise IT Week conference is organized by Jupiterevents, whose parent company Jupitermedia owns and operates Linux Today. -BKP]

The Age: SCO to Argue That Free Software Cannot Exist in a Vacuum

"The SCO Group's chief executive office, Darl McBride, will continue the company's campaign against Linux during the Enterprise IT Week/Computer Digital Expo (CDXPO) conference in Las Vegas, asserting that without paid software, there would be little or no free software.

"A media release from SCO said McBride would deliver a keynote address titled 'There's No Free Lunch - Or Free Linux' at the expo on November 18..."

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Linux Journal: Open Letter to Jack Powers, Conference Chairman, Enterprise IT Week

"Dear Mr. Powers,

"I see that you are scheduled to moderate a discussion at the Enterprise IT Week conference after Darl McBride speaks. Although there may be an interesting debate over the merits of free and proprietary software development models, Mr. McBride is hardly a strong representative of the proprietary side.

"As Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn said about King Henry VIII, 'S'pose he opened his mouth--what then? If he didn't shut it up powerful quick he'd lose a lie every time...'"

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