ZDNet UK: Behind SCO's Open Source Challenge
Oct 11, 2006, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
"Three and a half years ago, a company called the SCO Group took
another company called International Business Machines Corporation
to court. Among many other sins, said SCO, IBM had misappropriated
intellectual property by stealing parts of Unix and putting them in
Linux. If true, enormous implications would follow for open source
in general and Linux in particular.
"The subsequent course of this and related cases has not been
kind to SCO. To the frustration of many, including the judge, the
company has been unable or unwilling to provide specific evidence
of infraction. Quite the opposite: not only has no stolen code been
revealed, but the company's claims of Unix IP ownership are now
looking very shaky..."