[Linux-aus] FYA: SafeWay's CIO comments on Linux licence

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Mon Mar 1 21:28:01 UTC 2004

From http://www.siliconagendasetters.com/analysis2.html, referred to on 
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=2004022923000172 -

    Someone who could well have fallen into this category this year
    but didn't make the list at all is SCO CEO Darl McBride. He has
    led his company's charge to get credit for what it claims is
    some of its code turning up in Linux. So far the row has taken
    the form of a lawsuit brought against IBM, headlines in the
    media and SCO invoicing some users for Linux roll outs. 

    However, when asked what happened when his company was served
    with a request to pay a SCO licence for Linux, panellist Ric
    Francis, Safeway's CIO, said: "I told them to stick it. At the
    end of the day it is never going to fly. It's the last dying
    breath of a company that is never going to make money."

Cheers; Leon

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