[LINK] SCO does use GPL software
Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au
Sat Feb 21 13:10:08 EST 2004
>I read I think in the local free train paper [MX in Melbourne] that SCO
>running into financial problems because of this action they are
>to push? Did anyone else pick up that story anywhere with better
I think MX is inverting cause-and-effect. The action was launched to try and
get the company out of financial trouble ...
SCO's problems began years ago, when it abandoned its traditional market. I
had long conversations with its Au country manager of the time, Steve
McWhirter (now with IBM in the software division). It decided that being a
"small business Unix" wasn't classy enough; the stock market analysts kept
saying "where are the enterprise customers?"
So it did what the analysts said instead of what the customers said, and got
into trouble. Then the suit-lawyers moved in with a plan to Save the World
by Pissing on Everyone...
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