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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by Erik on Mon 22nd Dec 2003 17:50 UTC

any people claim that SCO is just trying to get money in the short run and that its case is baseless. I doubt that is the case. They originally sued IBM for $1billion and they upped the ante to $3billion. I'm sure if they're suing for so much, there just to be something behind it. I do wonder, though, why they haven't shown the Unix code in question. I guess it has something to do with FUD and scaring potential Linux customers. In this sense they have been pretty successful. Remember the report Gartner issued telling corporations to be careful with Linux because of the suit? On the other hand companies like Novell and IBM have not been scared by SCO's claims.

SCO has repeatedly shown that they have no understanding of neither technology and history. My guess is that they want to be bought out. The idea might have been to hit Big Blue with a hefty lawsuit. IBM solves the problem by buying SCO. Didn't work and now they have to figure out something else.
Oh, btw, Gartner doesn't have much of a clue either. Sadly the higher-ups listen to them.