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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Gartner Analyst Interviewed

Nov 01, 2003, 05:30 (11 Talkback[s])
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Gartner Analyst Scrutinizes SCO-Linux Flap

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"What do you make of BayStar's decision to grant $50 million to SCO? How much will that help SCO?

"George Weiss: I think that this [money] is really kind of a gift from the venture capitalist who thinks that maybe there's a chance of a big payoff here and that [SCO] needs the money to sustain their campaign. So it's not surprising that that is one of their tactics..."

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Analyst Advises CIOs on Fence About SCO and Linux

"You've suggested that the Linux community should put in place a process for verifying that contributions are not the property of others. But, in order for such an effort to be meaningful now, wouldn't they also have to go back and scrutinize contributions that were made in the past? What are the real risks here?

"George Weiss: You'd have to try to wipe the slate clean from a certain point and then protect on all succeeding contributions in some way, but there's a lot of push-back to that as being a very labor-intensive process. I understand the difficulty or complexity of that..."

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