SCO and FUD
It's interesting to note the amount of confusion SCO have managed to spread about what they're actually doing
, as opposed to what they spout off in the media.
Right now, what they have actually done
narrows down to the following:
One suit against IBM, alleging breach of contract by IBM submitting IBM owned code to Linux and copyright infringement for distributing AIX without a license.
That's it. Everything else they're spouting off about is nothing but hot air. They haven't sold a single "Linux license", sued a single Linux user, or proven a single instance of code or other "IP" belonging to them in Linux or any other open source or free/libre project.
That's right. Everyone being up in arms about the "IP problems with Linux" and instantiating policies forbidding the use of open source software "for legal reasons" are victims of FUD. There is no substance
to any of the current scares causing extreme overreactions and official policies forcing contractors to sign draconian agreements forbidding them to use open source software tools in their work.
And of course, this was most likely the whole intended effect. To scare PHB's away from using the best and most cost effective tools for the job and instead make them pay through the nose for bug ridden crap a while longer.