Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> SCO Stock Continues Downward Spiral
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | "This is now no more than a case study, albeit a very important one, for
> | the software industry," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of the pro-Linux Open
> | Source Development Labs. "It shows that Linux and open source software
> | are bigger than any one company. Linux has won in the courts and isw
> | inning in the marketplace. SCO . . . is dead.
The irony was that SCO was hoping to show that Linux was laxe in it's
control of intellectual property and they ended up proving just the
opposite, that Linux is very rigorious about protecting the
intellectual property rights of others.
The record now shows that NONE of the code was illegally obtained, and
that ALL code publicly identified could be traced back to OSS source
code and licenses.
The irony is that because there was such a clear exhonoration of Linux,
corporations are more likely to accelerate their migration to Linux
from Windows over the next year. Especially in the server market.
Darl McBride was a "big gun" that turned out to be a "Loose Cannon".
Do you think the board of SCO is ready to bring back Ransom Love yet?
At least he was able to build the company's revenues by 40% per year
without p*ssng off the entire OSS AND UNIX community.
At this point I don't think even hard core SCO users want to deal with
McBride any more.
Who knows, they might even have to change their name back to Caldera.