eWeek: SCO Should Win: Week Two
Apr 08, 2004, 19:45 (42 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Enderle)
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"Two weeks ago, I wrote the 'SCO should win' side for a debate
surrounding the outcome of The SCO Group vs. IBM trial. To write
it, I reviewed SCO's allegations, simplified them down to the core
arguments and created what I envisioned SCO's legal team would
present as an opening statement in court. I even fact-checked it
with SCO to ensure that it matched up with the company's beliefs.
"At the same time, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols wrote a
counter-piece based largely on the arguments that IBM and the Linux
community were making to discredit SCO's position. His approach was
different because his background is different from mine. He covers
the subject more than I do, and he did a very credible job of
stating the Linux side. The general reaction from the Linux
community is that he mostly got it right.
"Why look at the arguments coming from both sides? I envisioned
the debate as a way to help readers to understand the entrenched
positions on both sides. What I left out was the 'why' behind my
approach, and I'll correct that now..."