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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. It did.

"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..."

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