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The Wall Street Journal/The Salt Lake Tribune: SCO Not Exactly the Lovable Little Guy

Aug 12, 2003, 17:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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"Sometimes in a David and Goliath story, you want to root for Goliath.

"SCO, a small Utah software company, has made news lately by suing IBM, in its capacity as a big user of Linux. SCO also has its sights on all the other users of Linux, the free operating system that most people consider a bright spot of the modern tech world. Linux, after all, is run by volunteers, and its ever-growing popularity keeps Microsoft up at night. In other words, what's not to like?

"Its goody-goody reputation, of course, shouldn't save Linux from legitimate intellectual property claims. But SCO doesn't appear to have any--although its stock is up sevenfold since it started acting as if it did..."

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