"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..."