" 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..."