SearchEnterpriseLinux: SCO Won't Send Linux Invoices
Oct 16, 2003, 15:30 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)
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"Several recent polls from Forrester Research Inc. and Credit
Suisse Boston, however, indicate that most enterprise chief
information officers and IT managers are proceeding with Linux
implementations and are ignoring SCO's threats.
"'They clearly looked at the cost of pursuing these invoices and
saw that the cost was not worth the gain,' said Forrester principal
analyst Ted Schadler. 'It's clear SCO is reaching for IP
validation. They do own IP. The question is 'Do they have the
ability to exert control over Linux?' The broad consensus is they
can't. The court of public opinion has made its decision.'
"Had SCO invoiced Linux users, it potentially could have faced
hundreds of companies refusing to pay and pursuing lawsuits against
each of them trying to gain those licensing fees would have
resulted in monumental legal fees..."