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Computerworld: Q&A: SCO's McBride on His Open Letter to the Linux Community

Sep 12, 2003, 14:30 (67 Talkback[s])
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"On Tuesday, Darl McBride, CEO and president of Unix vendor The SCO Group Inc., released an open letter offering to talk about the issues separating his company and the open-source and Linux communities. In an interview with Computerworld yesterday, McBride explained why he wrote the letter and what he expects to accomplish...

"When you wrote the letter, did you envision it as a a peace offering to the open-source community or is that too strong an image? Yes, it is an olive branch. We want to understand how we can move forward together here. Both sides are entrenched in their positions. This could be a 15-year knockdown, drag-out type of fight. At another level, if there's a way of resolving the differences so we move along peacefully in a shorter term that gets resolved, we're all for that..."

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