BusinessWeek: SCO Supplants Microsoft as Most Hated Company in IT

BusinessWeek Magazine, in its Feb. 2 editions, is declaring that SCO Group with its Linux lawsuits has replaced Microsoft as the most hated company in IT.

SCO, reformulated from Linux vendor Caldera International, filed a $3 billion lawsuit against IBM last March alleging that IBM illegally inserted SCO's intellectual property into Linux. Then in December, SCO sent letters to more than 1,000 Linux customers accusing them of illegally using SCO's IP.

"As a result of all this, SCO has become the most hated company in the tech world, surpassing, at least temporarily, Microsoft Corp. SCO has infuriated dozens of businesses and thousands of volunteer programmers who helped Linux become the world's second-most-popular operating system for server computers, with tens of millions of copies in use, trailing only Microsoft's Windows," BusinessWeek's Jim Kerstetter writes.

The full article is available here.

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.