ComputerWorld.NZ: Sybase Boss a Linux Sceptic
May 22, 2003, 20:30 (19 Talkback[s])
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"US-based Sybase general manager Raj Nathan expresses strong
scepticism about the viability of the Linux business model.
"Nathan, who was commenting after the opening of Sybase's New
Zealand head office in Wellington, says that never has any venture
offering its main product or service free of charge made sufficient
profit to stay in business in the long term.
"If Red Hat and other Linux distributors want to become a
significant and lasting presence in the market they will have to
start charging a market price for the operating system and
associated open source software, Nathan says..."