Friday, August 10, 2007

Open source beats SCO

If you are reading this blog, most likely you heard about SCO. They sued IBM claiming they had copyrights on Linux. It was 2003 and many thought it could signal the end of Linux and open source in general.

Not many people believed the claim or - at least - CIOs kept buying Red Hat...

The issue looked to me like a mosquito flying around while you are enjoying a nice dinner. It bothers you, you look at it, you hope someone will squash it, but you keep having dinner and still enjoy it.

Today the mosquito has been squashed. SCO has lost the case. They did not have any copyright on Linux. End of story.

The Groklaw site went down, after publishing the news, under heavy load... The mosquito bothered many, apparently :-)

Glad to see it is gone.