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The SCO Syndrome: To Litigate Without Annoying Would-Be Customers

“Do CIOs worry when their key IT vendors are knee-deep in patent
lawsuits? Dave Hitz doesn’t think so, but the NetApp founder is
concerned enough that he blogged about the topic when suing Sun
this week. His pitch: Hey, c’mon, we’re not being SCO here.

“I talked with Hitz about why he took that approach when storage
vendor NetApp sued Sun this week. ‘My goal was to bring up the
worst case possible,’ Hitz says…”


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