"Earlier this month, SCO Group sued IBM for allegedly
misappropriating SCO's Unix technology and then building it into
Linux. The lawyers want to project an image of a small company's
valiant battle to protect its own intellectual property against an
unscrupulous bully. The reality is more complex.
"Even though SCO desperately wants to avoid turning this into
debate over the merits of opposing models for software development,
the lawsuit filed against IBM looks more like a stalking-horse for
a deeper struggle between proprietary and open-source software.