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OfB.biz: Why SCO Needs to Go

Mar 08, 2003, 22:58 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)

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" It's clear to any long term observer of the community that this means exactly one thing: SCO has not been able to succeed in the Linux and dying UNIX businesses and is now seeking an alternative way to bring in profits. Its no secret that the company hasn't been doing well for some time, in fact, Open for Business and others questioned SuSE and Conectiva's alliance with SCO and TurboLinux (which was recently bought up by a Japanese firm) when UnitedLinux was formed in May 2002.

"It is unfortunate that SCO was not interested in accepting the fact that they simply have not be able to compete with more agile and more efficient Linux distributors such as Red Hat, MandrakeSoft, and SuSE. Instead, the company seems to have decided the best course of action is to do the business equivalent of suicidal person murdering those around him prior to taking his own life and attempt to take the GNU/Linux community with it as it goes down the tubes.

"SCOsource's lawsuit against IBM is unlikely to be an isolated event, rather, it may very well be that this could be the beginnings of a massive attack on supporters of GNU/Linux who have ties to legacy UNIX..."

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