"The 51 employees who lost their jobs in the latest
round of layoffs at Caldera International include a programmer who
helped lead a key part of the company's strategy of making its
Linux and Unix operating systems work in the same way.
Juergen G. Kienhoefer helped write the Linux Kernel Personality
(LKP) software, which lets Linux programs run unmodified on
Caldera's higher-end Open Unix software.
The software is a key part of the company's strategy to minimize
the complexity of selling several operating systems. In fact,
Caldera announced Tuesday that the Linux version of the Oracle 9i
database software has been certified to run on Open Unix."