How can I say this politely...
Posted Jun 19, 2003 3:42 UTC (Thu) by dkite
Parent article: What SCO Wants, SCO Gets (Forbes)
SCO, and there will be others, will try to prove ownership of linux, especially now
since linux is hitting big time. Forbes and the like understand this. They don't think
the developer's contribution is of any value. It doesn't fit into their mindset.
Programmers are dirty fingered technicians who are difficult to manage.
SCO may prove that a small section is theirs.
Within minutes, the offending section will be removed, a massive effort put
underway to rewrite the section. It may be that after a month or so, there is less
functionality, especially with regards to the high end stuff, but there will be a
working and workable system without any SCO IP.
All SCO is trying here is to get royalties on the work of others.
This is going to go on and on and on. Five years from now, LWN will have
bimonthly updates on the twists and turns of this case. (And LWN will be flush
enough to pay someone to sit in court and listen to the drivel there) SCO knows
this, and are desperately trying to rattle IBM to settle. And trying to scare
companies into paying royalties for their use of linux.
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