Yet another SCO e-mail comes to light

Summary:There are no follow-on suits, there is no second act to this drama, no sequel is in the works, the series is not being renewed.

SCO and Penguin

I don't care anymore. Do you?

OK, there remains a small press pack following the twists-and-turns of the SCO vs. IBM case. SCO says the latest revelations don't prove anything. IBM is keeping its mouth shut.

But frankly it doesn't matter. At some point the discovery process will end, the judge will issue an order, and we'll all go home.

The Linux kernel is safe. You're not going to be chewed-on by a pack of lawyers if you install GPL code. The air has gone out of the SCOX balloon. There are no follow-on suits, there is no second act to this drama, no sequel is in the works, the series is not being renewed.

When I ask, what happens next, I'm wondering what happens to the Utah technology sector, which has taken such a pounding with Novell leaving and SCO failing to win its case. I'm wondering what happens to sites like Groklaw, which have made their reputations following the case and now need a second act. I'm wondering about the GPL's own lawyers, and what the next version of the license might say, and what that might do to the Linux market.

I'm not wondering what will be the outcome of the suit, will people be able to use Linux safely, and do I need Linux "indemnity" insurance.

Are you?

Topics: Open Source

About

Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist since 1978, and has covered technology since 1982. He launched the Interactive Age Daily, the first daily coverage of the Internet to launch with a magazine, in September 1994.

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