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eWeek: SCO Can't Win

Mar 08, 2004, 22:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"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 Canopy..."

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