Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 22nd Dec 2003 06:43 UTC
SCO, Caldera, Unixware The SCO Group plans to announce Monday that it is escalating its campaign to collect license fees from corporations using the Linux OS, with warning letters to the companies. Supporters of Linux, including IBM and other companies, say that SCO's interpretation of its claim over Linux is exaggerated.
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who's next?
by chazwurth on Mon 22nd Dec 2003 07:42 UTC

"The warning letters come after David A. Boies, a lawyer representing SCO, said on Nov. 18 that the company intended to single out and sue a large corporate user of Linux within three months."

Who are they going to sue next? One would think that whoever it will be, it probably won't be a *particularly* large company -- it would make more sense for them to sue someone with name recognition, but who doesn't necessarily have a large war chest for legal defense. It would make sense for SCO to sue a small/medium sized company for absurd amounts of money and press hard for a comparitively tiny settlement. Something like that might scare the hell out of many of the other companies to whom they're sending letters.

If they do try something like that, I wonder if anyone (IBM perhaps) will offer to help fund a legal defense for the targeted company.