SCO, IBM and Outcomes-Based Circular Reasoning

(Excerpt from article) "[T]he openness and legitimacy of the processes constitute the key differences between what Torvalds did to create Linux and what SCO accuses IBM of doing to bring it up to System 5.4 standards. Torvalds was working in an open, academic environment within the scope of both Tannebaum's intent and the Prentice Hall source license for Minix. What SCO claims is really that some IBM people undertook basically the same process, except that they worked in isolation and started with code and documentation whose integrity and confidentiality their employer was contractually committed to protect. No matter what IBM did or did not do, however, what Torvalds did was laudable and not remotely something to be concerned about in the context of the SCO lawsuit." [url=;_ylt=AgOOn2gAZYAgL0OFPuDFmM.or7oF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl] Complete article here.[/url]