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eWeek: Linux Community vs. SCO Battle, SCO Should Win

Mar 08, 2004, 21:30 (81 Talkback[s])
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"The legal battle between SCO and the Linux community simply boils down to a larger firm's attempt to take away the property rights of a smaller company in order to cover up an obvious error in judgment on the part of IBM.

"IBM made a serious mistake in introducing Unix code into Linux without proper notification to--or approval from--SCO, which is the current, documented owner of Unix. The issue should have been fully vetted before Linux was compromised. The end result is a complex, no-holds-barred war against a much smaller company in an attempt to cover up and mitigate this mistake. In the process, the Linux community, in support of IBM, has been duped into using illegal means to attack SCO in the nastiest release of viruses the world has ever seen. The rest of us are used as cannon fodder in this virus plague..."

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