Bruce Perens has an article on titled The fear war against Linux that does a good job of examining possible motivations for SCO's recent attacks against Linux and what Microsoft's involvement may be.

Posted by jzawodn at May 19, 2003 05:31 PM

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# paul robichaux said:

Shyeah, right. Perens is always right; clearly MS is sooo smart that instead of stopping Linux in the first place, they've instead been toying with the community, waiting for it to reach a certain size before they step on it by buying SCO and torpedoing all of the Linux vendors, thus creating an example pour encourager les autres. Sorry, but I don't buy it.

on May 20, 2003 07:07 AM
# anonymous said:

This whole thing has been great for SCO share holders. Take a look at their stock (SCOX). Does it matter if they win or loose? The lawsuit is starting to look like a great publicity stunt.

on May 20, 2003 07:54 AM
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You don't buy it huh? You will buy it, from Microsoft eventually. Every single detail may or may not be true but the general idea is true, the whole thing is a pointless argumnet that hurts Linux and helps, who?
Microsoft. So evil conspiracy or inocent accident MS looks pretty guilty especially when you heap the mountains of other crap MS does. Did you hear about the next OS MS is coming out with? Each PC will have a credit card slot built in where you can pay to have your computer turned on. That way MS can keep it's "ongoing commitment to respecting intellectual property and the IT community's healthy exchange of IP through licensing." at a minor per hour charge to you, but heah at least the exchange of IP thourgh licensing is healthy right?

on May 28, 2003 02:29 PM
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