seller Caldera in 1994. As chief executive officer, he took the company down a path that forsook its Linux business in favor of Unix. But Love left in
2002, before the company renamed itself SCO Group and launched a legal attack on IBM and the open-source operating system.
Nine years after rejecting Love's idea, Novell concluded that it wants to be a Linux company after all, announcing a plan to acquire second-place SuSE
Linux for $210 million. And Love himself has returned to the Linux camp, joining the board of directors of Progeny, which sells a customizable
operating system product based on the Debian version of Linux.
"It's deja vu," said Love, chuckling over the recent turns of events. Love shared his Linux views in a discussion with CNET News.com.