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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.

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