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CNET News: Fact and Fiction in the Microsoft-SCO Relationship

“The SCO Group’s legal actions against Linux have shed light on
the inner workings of the open-source programming project and on
the operations of a company desperate to survive. They’ve also
created a cottage industry for conspiracy theorists over
Microsoft’s role in the affair.

“SCO’s attack, based on the company’s disputed claim of Unix
copyright ownership, and with IBM as the main target, has been bold
and expensive. Lindon, Utah-based SCO hired the pricey but
high-profile attorney David Boies (of Microsoft antitrust and
Napster fame) to launch the attack at a time when product revenue
was shrinking and cash was dwindling…”


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