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LinuxInsider: Poker and Shell Games in the SCO Suit

Jun 02, 2004, 23:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Albert)

"The tension in the room is as thick as quicksand. The smoke gets heavier by the hour, and with each poker hand, the players wonder how long they can hold out. Who will hold? Who will fold? Who is just bluffing? One by one, they drop. The ongoing legal wrangling between SCO, IBM, Novell, AutoZone, DaimlerChrysler, Red Hat and parties-to-be-named-later has much in common with a poker game.

"There is bluffing, the stakes are high, the player who wins the pot might not be the one with the highest cards, and only after the cards are laid down can the players tell whether they are winners or losers. Eventually, the winner might not need the best hand, just the ability to last the longest and bluff well, because litigation is not cheap..."

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