Ask the Expert

What is the status of the SCO lawsuit?

Any new information on the SCO lawsuit? We are holding up any production implementations on this platform because of this. Management does not want any legal issues or problems.

    Requires Free Membership to View

According to (the best online source for tracking this suit) the latest public statements have been that the judge in charge of the case has set a date for trial, and no futher discovery motions from either side will be accepted. Beyond that, I can't say much for reasons that will probably be obvious. I am not a lawyer, etc, etc.

For what it's worth (see above), I would say that you should proceed with your implementation. Most of the major Linux vendors have already offered indemnification for any possible problems (HP, Novell, Red Hat and IBM all have), and even in the extremely remote case that SCO does win something out of this, the Linux community has already prepared workarounds for removing any potentially infringing code. There's no reason to delay implementation over this.

This was first published in December 2005

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: