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Dec 17, 2003, 23:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Darl McBride is a man of many metaphors. In championing his company's claims to some of the source code behind Linux, the SCO Group chief fancies himself an environmentalist ('It's like cleaning up the Exxon Valdez!'), libertarian ('There's no such thing as a free lunch!'), besieged politician ('We're on the side of the silent majority!'), even Biblical hero ('This is a David and Goliath battle!'). But the more McBride talks, the more he sounds like a mere opportunist.

"When McBride discusses SCO's three growth opportunities, only one of them--migrating the company's Unix customers to product upgrades--has anything to do with creating value..."

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