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Monday, July 26, 2004

Lawyerin'...Detroit Style...

Now, I'm not a lawyer (did I just hear a deep sigh of relief from somewhere?), but I'm in no way surprised at this result:
JULY 26, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Didja see what happened last week in that Michigan courtroom? Sure, Judge Rae Lee Chabot threw out virtually all of The SCO Group's lawsuit against DaimlerChrysler. But that's not the really interesting part. What's really interesting is that, for the first time, a corporate Linux user stood up to SCO -- and won.

And DaimlerChrysler's lawyers didn't just beat SCO. They kicked SCO up one side of the courtroom and down the other. They stomped all over SCO's famous law firm. They demolished SCO's overblown claims and threats.

And they didn't depend on IBM or Novell or Red Hat to do their legal brawling for them. They did it for themselves.
My own view is that SCO's corporate (and legal) behaviour pretty much places it lower in the ethics chain than a robber-baron evicting widows and orphans...
...and it's so nice to see their defeat so well described...