The biggest threat facing open-source sensation Linux today isn't Windows and the voracious company that makes it, but an increasingly dangerous legal
battle with the SCO Group, the owner of various copyrights, patents, and intellectual property for UNIX, the OS on which Linux is based. According to
SCO, IBM and numerous other Linux makers and users are violating the law by using Linux because the OS includes code stolen from UNIX, and SCO is now
suing IBM for $1 billion.
June 10, 2003