LinuxPlanet: Caldera Changes Its Captain but Stays the Course
Jun 27, 2002, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"In a day of many changes for Caldera, what was perhaps the most
significant was how much stayed the same. Although long time CEO
and President Ransom Love moved out of the executive office, he's
moving right into de facto leadership of UnitedLinux, where he'll
serve as first among equals in guiding UnitedLinux through the
shoals of fine details needed to take UnitedLinux
(http://www.unitedlinux.com) from good general idea to specific
products and market strategies.
"Darl McBride may be new to Linux, but he brings 18 years of
executive management and leadership experience to Caldera's helm.
Immediately, before coming to Caldera, he was president of Franklin
Covey's (http://www.franklincovey.com) well thought of online
planning business. Before that he had been CEO of PointServe and
CEO of SBI and Company, a professional services company with strong
IBM and Oracle ties.
"While McBride may not know Linux, he does know Love and others
of the Caldera executive team having worked with them at Novell. He
also knows where he wants to take Caldera and that's to keep them
on the course they're already on. Specifically, Caldera remains
committed to its reseller channel, UnitedLinux, its older Unix
platforms such as OpenServer and OpenUnix (formerly UnixWare),
small to medium businesses and its distributed enterprise customers
like Eckerd Drugs and McDonalds. In short, McBride says, 'Caldera
has the right products, services, sales channels, and employees to
be a very successful company...'"