eWeek: SCO: Make-or-Break Moves?
Mar 09, 2004, 23:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)
"After months of ratcheting up threats to sue enterprise Linux
users, The SCO Group last week filed lawsuits against
DaimlerChrysler Corp. and AutoZone Inc. in a move that legal
experts and members of the open-source community said is a
make-or-break turning point for the Lindon, Utah, company.
"They question how SCO, which is already engaged in lawsuits
against billion-dollar enterprises such as IBM and Novell Inc.,
will be able to maintain and fund all these legal actions at a time
when its revenues and profits are falling.
"'You now have a little company suing four immense companies in
different places on very different claims and supposing that [SCO]
can take all of this on at once,' said Eben Moglen, a law professor
at New York's Columbia University and general counsel for the Free
Software Foundation. 'My advice to potential and/or existing Linux
customers who might be worried about being sued by SCO is that the
lesson here is that your greatest danger of that is to be a SCO