SCOs Suit Against IBM Sends Faithful Into Tizzy
0S/2 and Mac OS loyalists have always been known for their zeal, especially when it comes to defending their platforms of choice.0S/2 and Mac OS loyalists have always been known for their zeal, especially when it comes to defending their platforms of choice. But those groups seem downright cuddly compared with the Linux crowd when theyve got their dander up. The Kitty heard The SCO Group may be facing the collective wrath of the Linux horde since recently filing a $1 billion lawsuit against IBM for allegedly misappropriating SCOs Unix trade secrets and technologies. According to a Tabby tattler, the Linux vendors partnered with SCO in the UnitedLinux consortium are being inundated with e-mail and phone calls from unhappy customers and partners in the open-source community, demanding that they sever all ties with SCO immediately. The tipster, an executive from one of the UnitedLinux partners, told His Hirsuteness that many in the Linux and open-source communities believe that SCO has betrayed them. But the company swears its action is aimed solely at IBM and not the Linux crowd.
"The community has vowed never to use or recommend another SCO product and are even threatening to boycott the other UnitedLinux partners if we dont sever our relationships with SCO," the tattler said. In fact, the tipster claimed SuSE Linux, the lead UnitedLinux technical partner, has already said it is re-evaluating its relationship with SCO, and consortium members are believed to currently be discussing the situation.