“If SCO has its way, the Linux community will suffer a setback, but longer term will prevail. A good way to avoid the SCO scenario is for the open source community to take more responsibility for ensuring that its code doesn’t violate established patents and copyrights. In an interview with News.com, Linux founder Linus Torvalds said it’s not the responsibility of engineers to look up patent information. He’s right, but someone other than the engineering crew supporting the open source community will need to provide some oversight. It’s part of the maturing of Linux and open source: We have our copyright and patent lawyers, they have theirs.” Read Farber’s editorial at ZDNet.