"One of the key attractions of Linux is that it's reliable,
capable, continuously improving and free. Millions of Linux servers
are installed in corporations, and desktop Linux is beginning to
get some notice. If SCO has its way, however, the Linux community
will suffer a setback but longer term will prevail...
"What if a business chooses not to buy a license to UnixWare,
which is a logical choice for now? SCO's legal counsel David Boies,
from Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, said that a possibility
exists for some case-by-case litigation. 'It's unlikely we would
have to try very many cases before a resolution is complete,' Boies
"You have to wonder which big companies running or selling Linux
they would prosecute first--and win a favorable judgment--to try to
bring the others in line. Other than Sun and Microsoft, who are not
the biggest fans of Linux, no other major vendor so far has paid
SCO for a Unix license. SCO could go after almost any Fortune 500
company or Red Hat or SuSE as a test case for its claims..."