Inside the Mind of the Man Who Tried to Milk Linux
Sep 10, 2007, 16:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Darl McBride has the unenviable reputation as the man who tried
to milk Linux.
"As CEO and president of SCO Group, McBride has spent the last
few years trying to collect billions in licensing fees from
companies using the Linux operating system, earning the wrath of
the world's open-source geeks. For scores of programmers, here was
a lawyered-up copyright troll trying to shake down Linux--the free,
open-source operating system built by idealistic hackers working
for the common good.
"But McBride insists he's just misunderstood..."