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InfoWorld: Getting Real About SCO

Oct 14, 2003, 10:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chad Dickerson)

"While the technology world focused on the SCO Linux fiasco over the last few months, I sat quietly on the sidelines waiting for a development that would actually spur me to action. So much has been written already that I feel like there isn't much else to say about it. Still, I'll feel remiss if I don't address it at some point, so here's my point of view on the whole mess: yawn. Thanks for all the entertainment and the drama, SCO, but I've got work to do and I've already figured out how to do it regardless of what happens. And I don't need SCO to do it.

"Like many of you working in real IT, I'm waiting for something definitive before I make any kind of move with my Linux boxes. In the end, SCO's aggressive legal action will result in little but ill will among IT folks, because frankly, if I'm ordered to remove Linux from my IT shop with a gun to my head, I'll just roll out FreeBSD and leverage the built-in Linux Binary Compatibility..."

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