SCO: So die already!
Jun 18, 2010, 20:16 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Bradner)
[ Thanks to Jim
Lynch for this link. ]
"The whole saga has been covered with remarkable tenacity,
accuracy and clarity by Pamela Jones at Groklaw, including the
latest development. Do read all of this entry if you have the time,
it will tell you a lot about the story, and, in addition, about the
lengths that some people will go to earn an undeserved buck.
"The SCO story was never about obtaining just rewards for hard
work or about protecting SCO's intellectual property. The SCO Group
wanted billions of dollars from IBM for work that, assuming all of
the SCO Group's claims had been accurate, SCO only spent a few
million dollars developing and were only able to realize a few
million from its own products. A thousand to one or so return on
investment is, by any rational, a bit more than a just reward.
"If it had been about protecting intellectual property the SCO
Group would have told the world what property had been stolen and
the open source community would have quickly stopped using it
(assuming there ever was any 'it' to stop using)."