Interesting take. I'd never have thought the free software community would have received
anything of value from the SCO fiasco, but I guess that a concrete bad example is useful.
Perhaps all the wariness over Bitkeeper was a result of SCO's actions, and the outcome
(Bitkeeper's withdrawal of free use) another concrete example for the points in this article.
Sun really is a large contributor to the free software community now, but it is still just one
CEO away from being a pain in the posterior.
Perhaps, says the pessimistic user of free software, it would be wise to assume that change is
inevitable, and that keeping tabs on vulnerable projects would be a good idea. Not just those
from Sun, but those from IBM, Intel and other firms responsible to their stockholders.