"The tension in the room is as thick as quicksand. The smoke
gets heavier by the hour, and with each poker hand, the players
wonder how long they can hold out. Who will hold? Who will fold?
Who is just bluffing? One by one, they drop. The ongoing legal
wrangling between SCO, IBM, Novell, AutoZone, DaimlerChrysler, Red
Hat and parties-to-be-named-later has much in common with a poker
"There is bluffing, the stakes are high, the player who wins the
pot might not be the one with the highest cards, and only after the
cards are laid down can the players tell whether they are winners
or losers. Eventually, the winner might not need the best hand,
just the ability to last the longest and bluff well, because
litigation is not cheap..."
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