Slashdot: The State of the Open Source Union, 2004
Mar 01, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The biggest non-story of the year was SCO's legal efforts. So
far SCO has not been able to make substantial headway with a single
one of its legal claims, and indeed has suffered a number of
significant setbacks in court.
"This is certainly good news for Linux and open source. Going
back five or six years, clearly one of the major obstacles to
widespread adoption of open source software was the uncertain legal
status of both the software and the licenses. While this aspect of
open source is still an unfinished saga--more on that shortly--the
inability of SCO, through either legal or PR channels, to undermine
Linux gives reason for confidence about the future..."