NewsForge: Rouse’s Ousts SCO for OSS

“At Rouse’s Supermarkets in Louisiana, it was just another July
day in 2004. Customers placed their summer grocery selections on
the conveyor belts; cashiers scanned them and collected the amount
due using their touch-screen terminals, just like always. But
underneath the hustle and bustle at the checkout lanes, a silent
revolution had taken place. Even though their PC-based cash
registers seemed the same, the operating system that all the
technology rested on had changed from SCO Unixware to Linux.

“And even though it was business as usual for the frontline
employees, vice president Tommy Rouse knew things were very