[ILUG-BOM] SCO suit against IBM

vinayak_hegde at antispam vinayak_hegde@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Sat Mar 8 03:05:47 IST 2003


Hi, 

Almost everyone must have read this by now. It's all over
Slashdot.org and lwn.net 

Another threat for Open source/Free Software 

Good Analysis
http://lwn.net/Articles/24747/ 

 From the horse's mouth
http://www.sco.com/scosource/ 

The full complaint
http://www.sco.com/scosource/complaint3.06.03.html 

The Ultimate Hypocrite (www.sco.com runs on Apache/ GNU/Linux
http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?mode_u=off&mode_w=on&site=www.sco.com&su 
bmit=Examine 

This story is giving both IBM and SCO free publicity. But one cannot help
thinking of the possible implications to the FLOSS movement. Also SCO slurs
the GNU organisation and also gives IBM undue credit for where GNU/Linux is
today. Looks like the rising popularity of GNU/Linux has ruffled the 
feathers of quite a few heavyweights in the software industry. Sun
grudingly accepted GNU/Linux and now SCO is fighting the inevitable. 

Vinayak Hegde
APGDST Student
NCST-JUHU




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