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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..."

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