Topic: Legal Topics
Rich has been covering the SCO v. Everybody_Who_Uses_Linux lawsuits. A hosting-industry insider, Rich tells us why Robert March, the CEO of RackShack/EV1 Servers paid to SCO what SCO claimed was "seven figures." Rich also describes the RackShack customer reactions and their fears of higher prices.
What's SCO CEO Darl McBride's real motivation? Eben suggests, "SCO's job here was to raise its stock price and merely having a contract and trade secret lawsuit against IBM was not likely to raise its stock price much." Hence SCO's demands that Linux users pay SCO a license fee.
"I'm not a penguin slayer or a suit-happy cowboy," McBride says in this keynote speech--the most anticipated event of Jupitermedia's cdXpo November 2003 conference. Instead of our usual interview-style format, we present McBride's unedited presentation in order that you can hear his positions in his own words.