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How SCO Helped Linux

Aug 30, 2007, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"By drawing so much attention to Linux, and failing so spectacularly to find any legal flaw in it, SCO has actually helped Linux's business acceptance.

"In 2003, Linux was an important operating system... if you were in love with technology. IBM continued to be the one major company that wholeheartedly supported Linux. The rest of the business world was keeping its distance. Linux businesses, along with most dot-com companies, had crashed and burned in 2000/2001, and only a handful--most notably Red Hat--had made it out the other side. Besides wondering if Linux businesses were going to be around for the long haul, CIOs continued to wonder about Linux's legal foundations. Then, along came SCO..."

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