Techworld: SCO: From Software Vendor to Free-Falling Litigation Machine
Dec 03, 2004, 22:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Coletti)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"When I joined Novell back in 1995, it had just off-loaded Unix.
The dream of creating a super-NOS out of NetWare and Unix had
turned out, like so many initiatives before it, to have been no
more than a nice little side project for honing the coding skills
of Novell's then-chief scientist and his cronies; commercial
viability was less than an afterthought.
"The CEO at the time had more important things on his mind--like
getting Novell back to its core objectives. I remember the
departing Unix engineers as being somewhat disappointed in the deal
but pleased that the network operating system they loved had gone
to a company committed to Unix..."