InternetWeek: SCO's House of Suits
Dec 17, 2003, 23:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Preston)
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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..."