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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Thank you IBM
by icoqc235 on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 16:19 UTC
icoqc235
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2007-04-11

I think we have to thank IBM for going trough this. If they had simply bought SCO, this "business model" would have had some success and the "moneymakers" would try it everywhere. I hope this example goes deep into the mind of all those clever guys, who want to make money out of nothing. But I'm sure, one day another moneymaker will have some strange "clever" idea....

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RE: Thank you IBM
by sbergman27 on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 16:42 in reply to "Thank you IBM"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

As Sarek would say: "One does not thank logic". ;-)
IBM knew very well that to buy SCO would have been to invite more of the same, in the same way that leaving food out invites cockroaches. (And yes, that comparison was intentional.) I'm sure that enlightened self interest was at the forefront of the reasons for that decision.

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RE[2]: Thank you IBM
by icoqc235 on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 17:08 in reply to "RE: Thank you IBM"
icoqc235 Member since:
2007-04-11

Agree total. But logic is (my opinion) not the way moneymakers are very strong of. ;-)

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