"For four years, I've been covering a lawsuit for Forbes.com,
and my early predictions on this case have turned out to be so
profoundly wrong that I am writing this mea culpa. What can I say?
I grew up Roman Catholic. The habit stays with you.
"The case is SCO Group v. IBM. In March 2003, SCO sued IBM
claiming that IBM took code from Unix--for which SCO claimed to own
copyrights--and put that code into Linux, which is distributed
free. Last month a judge ruled that SCO does not, in fact, own the
Unix copyrights. That blows SCO's case against IBM out of the
water. SCO, of Lindon, Utah, is seeking bankruptcy