Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 07:02 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
SCO, Caldera, Unixware On April 29, SCO will finally have its day in court, but not exactly in the way the Unix and Linux litigation company had planned. If things had gone the way SCO wanted, it would be facing IBM to see how much money it would get for IBM using Unix code in Linux. Instead of that fantasy coming true, SCO will be trying to hang on to what's left of its assets from Novell.
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RE[3]: Faulty business model
by sbergman27 on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 14:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Faulty business model"
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What I was getting at, and didn't explain properly, is how much SCO's tactics resemble those of a patent troll's.

I knew what you meant, but also knew, as soon as I read it that people would be lining up to point out the difference.

But as you say, the tactic is the same; Only the weapon is different. SCO had a particularly poor patent portfolio, and patents were not an option. So they had to work with what they had... or more correctly, what they could *claim* they had with anything at all approaching credibility.

Again, same intent, different weapon. If copyrights are an exacto-knife, patents are a hatchet.

Edited 2008-01-23 14:35 UTC

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