What’s happening with the SCO v. IBM lawsuit, sabre-rattling, and whatnot?
Maybe you don’t care, but I do. Here’s my distilled opinion.
SCO released an operating system containing code that is the basis of their lawsuit under the GPL. Done. Next!
Has anyone at SCO behind this bullshit money-thrust ever read the GPL (or even the LGPL)? I read ’em both… somewhere around four and a half years ago. No apologies here… the remote possibility that they know what the fuck they’re talking about is un-fucking-likely. You know why? Because the people that actually wrote valuable kernel code for Caldera slash SCO slash who-the-fuck-ever… have jobs writing valuable kernel code for other companies that aren’t consumed with making a quick buck. If your kernel hackers have jumped ship—or you pushed them off the plank—then what are you left with?
What we’re left with is already-rich venture capitalists bitter over the “dot-com bubble burst” grabbing at straws in an economic slump… putting the screws to phantom CEOs that want to keep their nominal job titles and six-to-seven figure salaries.
There’s no more talent, no more innovation, and no real driving force behind SCO as a viable Unix/Linux company. That was the impetus for steering those VC bucks into Lindon, UT in the first place. The VC fucks lost more money than any of us regular-Joe types will ever see in a lifetime.
And, goddamnit… someone’s going to pay!