Clouds Still Swirl Around SCO

Its litigation assault on Linux remains shrouded in mystery. What's clear is that the open-source movement isn't slowing down

When tiny SCO Group (SCOX ) first claimed ownership to parts of the open-source Linux operating system in January, 2003, the software community reacted with a collective shrug. When SCO filed a Linux-related suit against IBM (IBM ) one year ago this month -- with alleged damages now at $5 billion, the industry perked its ears. Three weeks ago, when SCO launched a suit against two big corporate users of Linux, plenty of people took notice. Then they went right on buying Linux software.

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