Darl McBride

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Darl McBride (born 1959) is the former CEO of The The SCO Group, and CEO of Caldera International since June 28, 2002.


  • And C++ programming languages, we own those, have licensed them out multiple times, obviously. We have a lot of royalties coming to us from C++.
    • (August 15, 2002, [1]).
  • Obviously Linux owes its heritage to UNIX, but not its code. We would not, nor will not, make such a claim.
    • (August 28, 2002, [2]).
  • IBM has taken our valuable trade secrets and given them away to Linux.
    • (March 7, 2003, [3]).
  • This case is about IBM not stepping up to what we feel are contract violations.
    • (March 7, 2003, [4]).
  • We're either right or we're not. If we're wrong, we deserve people throwing rocks at us.
    • (April 24, 2003, [5]).
  • From what I hear, IBM will blacken the Utah sky with lawyers.
    • (April 24, 2003, [6]).
  • We're not talking about insignificant amounts of code. It's substantial System V code showing up in Linux.
    • (April 24, 2003, [7]).
  • Linux doesn't have IP roots.
    • (April 24, 2003, [8]).
  • We turned 3 different teams of code programmers loose on the code bases of AIX, Unix and Linux. And they came back with - independently - we had the three teams - one was a set of high-end mathematicians, rocket scientist, modeling type guys. Another team was based on standard programmer types. A third team were really spiffy on agent technology and how all of this technology was built in the first place. So the three teams came back independently and validated that there wasn't just a little bit of code showing up inside of Linux from our Unix intellectual property base. There was actually a mountain of code showing up in there.
    • (July 21, 2003, [9]).
  • When we take a top-tier view of the amount of code showing up inside of Linux today that is either directly related to our Unix System 5 that we directly own or is related to one of our flavors of Unix that we have derivative works rights over--we don't necessarily own those flavors, but we have control rights over how that information gets disseminated--the amount is substantial. We're not talking about just lines of code; we're talking about entire programs. We're talking about hundred [sic] of thousands of lines of code.
    • (16 June 2003, [10]).
  • We counted over a million lines of code that we allege are infringed in the Linux kernel today.
    • (September 11, 2003, [11]).
  • We didn't start this, but we're going to finish it.
    • (August 2, 2004, [12]).


  • "If Darl McBride was in charge, he'd probably make marriage unconstitutional too, since clearly it de-emphasizes the commercial nature of normal human interaction, and probably is a major impediment to the commercial growth of prostitution."
Quote from Darl McBride at Pointserve
  • Darl said, "So we will make a lot of money with tiny internet ads, like in the back of newspapers, and down at the bottom of web pages and one of those small blocks that says 'powered by Pointserve.' He changed our business model, tiny ads did not work, he left after about 8 months, and we went back to our original business model, and he went to SCO."

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