[Talk] What SCO Wants, SCO Gets - Forbes

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Thu Jun 19 11:04:06 EST 2003

On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 10:56:07AM +1000, Chris Maltby wrote:
> A business view of the SCO Linux suit:
> http://www.forbes.com/2003/06/18/cz_dl_0618linux.html
> What SCO Wants, SCO Gets
> Daniel Lyons, 06.18.03, 12:00 PM ET
> "In other words, like many religious folk, the Linux-loving
> crunchies in the open-source movement are a) convinced of their
> own righteousness, and b) sure the whole world, including judges,
> will agree.
> They should wake up. SCO may not be very good at making a profit
> by selling software. (Last year the company lost $24.9 million on
> sales of $64.2 million.) But it is very good at getting what it
> wants from other companies. And it has a tight circle of friends"
> "As with the 1996 DOS lawsuit against Microsoft, in the current
> lawsuit over Unix and Linux this company aims to take a nearly
> dead chunk of old code, bought for a song, and parlay it into
> a windfall. Not only is the strategy the same--so are some of
> the players."

And a surgical deconstruction of this Forbes article can be found here:


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