No version of Linux passes legal muster yet, believes Darl McBride, the controversial president and CEO of the SCO Group, the Utah-based company that
owns rights to much of the intellectual property in Unix and, more notably, the company that has rocked the Linux world to its core with charges that
Linux software uses a great deal of SCO intellectual property without permission. In an exclusive interview, VARBusiness senior executive editor T.C.
Doyle asks McBride to explain his company's most recent moves, which included sending out notices to Fortune 500 companies that warned them that the
Linux software they use likely depends on SCO intellectually property that the company has not been compensated for.
May 23, 2003