SCO has extended its campaign to squeeze blood from a Linux server to Linux users this week by suing Autozone for its use of the OS. The best part? The court they’re filing the suit in will manage the case using Linux.
However, the defence may take heart that the court in which SCO filed suit runs its own web site on Linux, and that the key electronic documents SCO filed in the case will be living on a Linux server. Plaintiffs filing lawsuits must enter copies of their legal documents in Adobe PDF format in the court’s Linux-based Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system, which will provide electronic updates of case information for the litigants and their lawyers.
So, I suppose they’ll need to sue the court next? At least it’s good to know that SCO’s attempts at profit through litigation have thus far failed:
But SCO’s efforts to sell licenses haven’t made many gains. In the quarter, SCO garnered $20,000 in revenue from its SCOsource effort to license its intellectual property to Linux users, an amount dwarfed by the $3.4 million in SCOsource expenses.
Sadly, none other than our own hosting provider is helping them out by caving to their bogus license claims. Smart move, EV1.