CNN: Interview With Darl McBride
Jan 31, 2004, 19:00 (35 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"O'BRIEN: You know that wild west analogy is apt isn't it?
"MCBRIDE: This is a new digital frontier. We came out, we found
that key parts of our code--we owned the Unix operating system--was
showing up in this new upstart program called Linux. These new
programmers working with IBM. We found that things were violated
against our copyrights.
"And so we filed a $3 billion lawsuit against IBM. We've been
working through a judicial system here. But now you have people
going outside the system, trying to attack us, to try and shut us
down before we have a court verdict..."