June 18, 2003
If I read the Forbes article correctly, Mr. Lyons is using the argument that since SCO people have used this strategy in the past successfully, Linux people should worry now. However that strategy only works if the technical details are correct. Everything I've read indicates that this case does not hold up.
Mr. Lyons may sneer that people aren't taking it seriously, but people are taking it seriously. So seriously they have taken the time to examine the details of the case. Because of that they have dismissed the case. Those who don't understand the tech details may think that because a charge was made there is merit. The tech folks know better.
Just MHO, and I may have read things the wrong way, or missed the thrust of the Forbes article.
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