“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