Re: DDoS or not? More lies or Incompetence?
From: Tony Lawrence (apl_at_shell01.TheWorld.com)
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 14:33:32 +0000 (UTC)
Peter Lemken <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Tony Lawrence <email@example.com> wrote:
>> As I have said before, I believe that these people believe that
>> IBM stole their code. The only question I have (especially
>> after that initial release debacle) is "does SCO really know
>> the origin of the code?" IOW, is it really theirs?
>Do you really believe that, or do you just *want* to believe it? I can't
I really believe that.
>help feeling that Darl recognized that SCO cannot survive in the marketplace
>with the kind of products they have. For one reason or the other Darl
>decided to pull out of Linux and ended up seeing that he does not have
>enough developers at hand who could secure the future of an up-to-date
>product line that might seem as a viable alternative to MS, Linux or any
>other i386 UNIX.
I'd say that their tension with Unixware vs. Openserver was responsible
for a lot of their problems. Bringing a Linux product into the
mix (or a Linux company bringing Unixware and Openserver in, however
you want to look at it) just made things worse. But they never
have been very bright about where there markets are.
>Now that he alienated more or less the entire development community,
>including those without a job, it is rather clear that this company has no
>chance of survival on technical merits at all, quite on the contrary.
That isn't at all clear,no. But neither is it particularly important.
SCO's survival has been questionable for a long time, and had little
to do with technical merit. The really important thing here is what
damage is done to Open Source. Whether SCO has a case or not is
almost unimportant: damage has been done. If they actually do
have a case, and are able to win it (seemingly related things but
really not), the damage will be very serious, and the end result
will damage commercial Unix like SCO's right across the board.
Microsoft will reign supreme, Open Source will be a dirty word,
and nobody but the SOB's in Redmond will rejoice any of that.
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