"IBM has been using Linus [Torvalds] like a tool and exploiting the open-source community." Those fightin' words come from
Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president for Sun's software group. He doesn't think IBM's Linux sales have been kind to CIOs, either. "They've been
spreading IP [intellectual property] radiation" to companies that get their Linux from IBM because of Big Blue's contract problems with SCO Group.
Sun, he hastened to add, has crossed all its t's and dotted all its i's with SCO just in case the Unix/Linux legal claims have merit.
June 20, 2003