January 21, 2007
Time for Novell to Settle the SCOre
Microsoft's enterprise competitors and their customers gave SCO the leverage to mug said vendors' customers for license fees when vendors refused to drop their wallets in court. Sun and Microsoft animated SCO as the prototypical litigious IP boogeyman in order to terrorize competitors' customers into switching to Windows or Solaris to avoid being hauled to court. That's how I laid it out in 2003, and I stand by it now.