What SCO Wants, SCO Gets (Forbes)
Posted Jun 18, 2003 18:33 UTC (Wed) by TimGraf
Parent article: What SCO Wants, SCO Gets (Forbes)
SCO no longer produces anything of value to the IT industry ...
It's rather pathetic of SCO to resort to lawsuits to bring in revenue when what they should be doing is producing quality products considered of value to the industry they are supposed to serve. SCO has not added any new features or substantial additions to UNIX system V to generate any interest from the IT industry in several years. SCO and UNIX has also benefited in the past from the work done by the free software / open source community.
Linux, GNU and the free software / open source communities are producing quality products and generating interests from the IT industry because the software they are creating is solving real work problems in the industry. They are improving their software on an almost daily basis. If companies such as SCO and Microsoft don't wake up and realize the only reason they are losing market share is because their products are no longer competing well against their competitors they will soon find themselves extinct, much like the Dinosaurs.
The IT industry has always been about innovation and producing new and exciting products that help people to solve current real world problems. When Microsoft first came onto the scene they were able to generate excitement about the products they created and how their products would help us do our work quicker and better. Today this excitement is not being generated by companies like Microsoft or SCO. Instead the free software and open source communities are doing this at a ever quickening pace.
Companies like SCO and Microsoft should take a reality check and ask them selves are they putting more effort in producing products to improve the industry or are they spending far too much time in desperate efforts to save market share and squeeze more money out of their customers without producing anything new. In the end it's the customers IT spending that will decide. If SCO and Microsoft are serious about retaining their positions in the industry the effort they put into producing quality products will prove their commitment to their customers.
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