"According to reports - well, one anyway - Caldera Systems and
the Santa Cruz Operation are in discussions which could see the
Linux company acquire SCO's OpenServer and UnixWare operating
systems. SCO also owns the rights to the UNIX trademark, and sits
atop a pile of ye originale AT&T Unix code, some of which it's
been judiciously leaking as open source over the past year."
"Smart Partner, the US channel publication formerly known as
Smart Reseller but renamed to sound like a dating title, reckons
that if successful the negotiations would see SCO's Tarantella
division head off under its own steam. That would leave SCO to
concentrate on services, effectively becoming Caldera's service
division but with a remit to look for Any Other Business."
"Whacky stuff, right? Well the two do have some similarities,
most notably a religious reliance on indirect distribution
channels. And the two have devoted much of their energy into going
after the same business: SMEs, retail and replicated sites."
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