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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Re: who's next?
by walterbyrd on Mon 22nd Dec 2003 09:10 UTC

>>Who are they going to sue next?<<

Maybe nobdoy. IMO: scox is a stock scam, and all of their statements are designed to boost stock price. Scox has made many such statements that have been proven to be outright lies.

>>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.<<

Scox has successfully sued msft already. Scox's parent company (essentially the same company) has successfully sued CA. Of course, now scox has sued IBM. Canopy/scox is not afraid of the big fish.

>>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. <<

The letters are jokes to big companies. The letters don't even make sense. But, speculitive "investors" may think scox has a big settlement coming and buy up scox stock. This makes scox's stock price go up 1700% which makes insiders very happy.

>>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 <<

IBM won't need to. OSS community will help. OSS community was sending donations to redhat legal defense fund.