eWeek: SCO Can't Win
Mar 08, 2004, 22:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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[ Thanks to sjvn for this
"I think The SCO Group deserves every penny they're asking
for... if they were right, but they're not. I've been following SCO
as a writer since the late 80s, and I've been using its products
for even longer. When Caldera came out with one of the first
commercial Linux distributions, I was there too. In short, I know
this company and its IP claims simply don't hold up.
"If SCO had just gone after IBM on contract terms, because of
how IBM handled the attempt to bring AIX 5L to Intel (Project
Monterey) that would be a different story. From what I know of that
deal, I think SCO was treated shabbily.
"SCO's owners, the Canopy Group, should have, in my humble
opinion, kept Ransom Love as CEO and continued to support Linux.
Had they done so then SCO, with its close Novell ties, would have
been acquired by Novell--not SuSE. $200+ million down the drain for