"I thought it'd be fun to answer SCO's expert report from Dr.
Gary Pisano, some more, on one point in particular, namely his
inability to find any other reason SCOsource wasn't popular other
than Novell's counterclaims to ownership of the code. Here's a list
of media reactions, community and mainstream, that may illuminate
him. Please note that not a single one even mentions Novell, and
every single one would provide a sensible man with a reason, I
think, to avoid SCOsource.
"I focused on 2003, for now, both before and after Novell's
public statement. You can do the same for any year. Just go to
Google News, choose your year and follow the trail, as I just did,
and you'll be amazed how hard it is to find anyone even mentioning
Novell as a reason not to buy a license.
"Of course, there was Groklaw, methodically answering SCO's FUD
on a daily basis, beginning in mid-May of 2003. But as you'll see,
the reaction to SCO was already formed, prior to Groklaw saying
anything at all. Also, prior to Novell's statement, which it made
on May 28. It was immediate, it was negative, and it was
international and across the board."