[Talk] SCO vs. IBM - the gloves come off...

Enno Davids enno at doc.metva.com.au
Wed Jun 18 14:00:19 EST 2003

On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 01:07:01PM +1000, Con Zymaris wrote:
|If I was IBM, I would consider the fact that another firm (SCO) had some
|level of control over such a critical component (AIX) of my product
|(POWER-based servers) that it could derail my business strategy in that
|market, a _major_ negative. I would much prefer to move to a platform
|(Linux) that no other company can make legitimate claims over, and for 
|which we do not need to sign licencing contracts for, but which will run 
|on our expensively R&D'd hardware.

Hmmm... an OS we aren't beholdin to anyone for... why does this sound
familiar? Oh yes. GNU Hurd, OSF/1...

Makes an interesting contrast to the M$ marketplace where the OS owner
forces manufacturers to buy their product and gets stroppy if they try to
sell h/w without it! :)


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