IT-Analysis: There's No Business Like SCO Business
Jun 02, 2005, 01:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)
"When SCO originally launched its case against IBM, most
observers suspected that there was some kind of case to answer.
There were two reasons to believe this. SCO would have had no
difficulty in checking its own source code against the freely
available Linux code (so it must have found some violations) and no
less a lawyer than Davis Boies—the man who ran Microsoft
ragged in the US antitrust action—chose to take the case on
behalf of SCO. And it made some sense to sue IBM, if IBM had been
involved in donating such code, after all, IBM has money and open
source organizations do not. Naturally, IBM countersued.