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LinuxWorld Australia: Payback Time for Novell

Dec 14, 2006, 19:45 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Yager)

"SCO group is going down. Microsoft, Sun, and the greedy investors that abetted SCO in its campaign to loot Unix and Linux vendors and their customers have abandoned ship. Microsoft's public endorsement of SCO's legal action against, effectively, Microsoft's enterprise competitors and their customers, gave SCO the leverage to mug said vendors' customers for license fees when vendors refused to drop their wallets in court. Sun and Microsoft animated SCO as the prototypical litigious IP boogeyman in order to terrorize competitors' customers into switching to Windows or Solaris to avoid being hauled to court. That's how I laid it out in 2003, and I stand by it now.

"Today, I'm overjoyed that with Microsoft, Sun, and greedy investors bailing out of bailing duty, SCO's ship is sinking fast from the holes it punched in its own hull. IBM's role as anchor is finally proving effective, but the torpedo boat is captained by Novell's frighteningly accomplished legal team, ably assisted by the SCO litigation squad, F Troop..."

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