Home > Red Hat > Red Hat Sees Boost from SCO Suits Red Hat Sees Boost from SCO Suits Submitted by CooCooCaChoo 2003-10-03 Red Hat 13 Comments “The publicity generated by the SCO lawsuit hasn’t hurt Linux distributor Red Hat’s plans to expand business in Asia–in fact, it seems to have helped“, said a senior executive. About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 13 Comments 2003-10-03 10:35 am I just can’t believe how effectively SCO have shown the US justice system and stockmarket are completely incapable of preveting, regulating or halting this kind of idiocy. It’s really pathetic, and makes a mockery of the principles these institutions claim to uphold. 2003-10-03 10:37 am I am not surprised by this quite frankly. Here is why, SCO has been bad mouthing the Linux community’s integrity for the past 6 months. Time and time again, the community has answered the challenge of SCO Group accusations and as a result, it has given Linux even more credibility. Had the Linux community been silent and done nothing, then I don’t see Linux as being as popular or getting the boost it has gotten. On a side note, and probably off the topic, lets face it people, Microsoft is not looking to good these days. Fast East Asia is planning to ditch Windows and what better alternative to switch to? Linux! Its free, and the source is right there available for scrutiny. Why be held hostage by a company who wants what is in your wallets when you can get something just by downloading?! I think this is the question and mentality of those governments. 2003-10-03 10:42 am You are right in a way, unfortunately that is one of the downsides to the US Justice these days is that it can be abused. The SCO Group and Microsoft have shown that from time to time. In a way, though, what goes around, comes around. So the fate of the SCO Group has been sealed. The industry, governments around the world are seeing straight through the situation and know for a fact the community has more integrity and value than what is coming out of Darl “Ronald McDonald” McBride’s mouth. 2003-10-03 11:03 am I thought the Red Hat case against SCO was that SCO’s action was damaging Red Hat’s business? Doesn’t this news rather wreck that argument? 2003-10-03 11:53 am It will be hard for SCO to argue that them saying bad things about Linux won’t hurt Redhat. So its win win for Redhat. Besides, Redhat did sue SCO, so it could be a result of them taking action against SCO that their business is not afected. 2003-10-03 12:17 pm — “I thought the Red Hat case against SCO was that SCO’s action was damaging Red Hat’s business? Doesn’t this news rather wreck that argument?” If its true that Red Hats business really IS getting a boost from this whole thing, then some how I don’t think they mind to much… 2003-10-03 12:23 pm No. “”We filed this complaint to stop SCO from making unsubstantiated and untrue public statements attacking Red Hat Linux and the integrity of the open-source software development process,” Mark Webbink, Red Hat’s general counsel, said in a statement.” 2003-10-03 2:22 pm What are you all talking about? No justice system can shut up SCO, they must be allowed to have their say in court. Just so that they can get squashed of course The only problem I have with all this is how can they demand fees for linux that has not been proven as a derivative. 2003-10-03 2:24 pm It isnt about loss of business, its about one company deliberately conspiring to ruin another company through unsubstanciated claims. SCO shot themselves in the foot with some of their early accusations against redhat, redhat is now taking that, mergining it with the general FUD against Linux, and requesting a declairatory judgement in the states. anyone who wants a good understanding of whats going on with SCO related stuff, read Groklaw (www.groklaw.com) 2003-10-03 2:58 pm Hey I’ve got a new conspiracy theory – the whole thing was initiated by redhat as a marketing stunt to get linux talked about (-; seriously now – i thought it would eventually backfire into SCOs face, i give the company another 1-2 years and they have to either file for bankruptecy or they going to be bought out for a few $ by IBM or Novell 2003-10-03 3:03 pm “Maynard (IP: —.uct.ac.za) – Posted on 2003-10-03 11:53:14 It will be hard for SCO to argue that them saying bad things about Linux won’t hurt Redhat. So its win win for Redhat. Besides, Redhat did sue SCO, so it could be a result of them taking action against SCO that their business is not afected.” Just becausse they’re going up does NOT mean that SCO is not hurting their business. For all wek know without SCO we might see RHAT going upa lot higher, the case is completely valid. 2003-10-03 3:50 pm No justice system can shut up SCO, they must be allowed to have their say in court. In court. In some countries SCO had to shut up accusing until they prove their accusations in court. 2003-10-03 5:21 pm That is what I said. I said SCO can not use it as a counter argument.