“Chris Sontag, the senior vice president in charge of SCO’s effort to derive more revenue from its Unix intellectual property, has said two things that suggest SGI is a likely target.
First, Sontag said in June that SCO is contemplating legal action against another major North American hardware maker besides IBM. Second, in an August presentation at which SCO detailed some of its complaints about Linux code, Sontag described SGI file system software called XFS in a list of ‘examples of significant infringing derivative works’ contributed to versions 2.4 or 2.5 of the heart, or kernel, or Linux.”
This is the last thing SGI needs, given its problems of late. They’ve laid off 25% of their workforce in the last year. Why sue someone who can’t pay? When SGI goes under and lays everyone off as a direct result of this (should it happen), we’ll see just how unpopular SCO can make itself.