SCO Trying to Hold Industry for Ransom
If SCO were to win its IBM case by some miracle, it would likely demand tribute from the Linux community at a level that could make the platform go away, columnist David Coursey writes.Thinking about SCOs chances of prevailing in its battle against Linux, I am reminded of a cartoon I once saw. It shows a scientistprobably a physicistin front of a blackboard covered with figures and calculations. The final calculation ends with the notation, "A miracle occurs!" I may not remember the cartoon totally accurately, but the problem is the same: The only way for SCO to win, in any equation I can imagine, is for a miracle to occur. And the whole mess would be funny except that on the off chance that SCO wins, the result could devastate Linux and extract large sums from the companies using it.
I dont really care that much about Linux, but SCOs behavior removes it from the community of honorable industry players. Dragging customers into this battle was incredibly bad form.