Sun Must Turn Linux From "Enemy" to Ally - or Suffer, Says Influential Weekly

Posted by dave on Apr 9, 2004 8:34 AM EDT
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"Microsoft and Sun have a new common enemy: Linux" - writes The Economist this week. "When Mr Ballmer gives Mr McNealy a hug and says that 'we do both believe in intellectual property,' this is a not-so-veiled jab at the open-source Linux, which both men consider, in essence, communistic," the influential weekly continues. "Microsoft and Sun happen to be the only major backers (in the form of licence payments) of Linux's gadfly, a firm called SCO, which is trying to obtain money from Linux users with threats of litigation." The Economist is very widely read on both sides of the Atlantic.

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