Battle Over Linux: When a Win May Not be a Win

“In my very first column for CIO Insight, I described the
efforts of software maker SCO Group to win through litigation what
it failed to win through competition–victory over Linux, the
popular open source operating system. SCO claims to be the rightful
owner of the competing Unix operating system, and argues that large
chunks of Unix source code have been illegally incorporated into

“The Byzantine litigation took an interesting turn last month
when U.S. District Court Judge Dale Kimball ruled that Novell and
not SCO owns the Unix source code…”