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Why Folks Didn't Want a SCOsource License: Let Us Count the Reasons

Feb 22, 2010, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

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"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."

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