I know this whole SCO/Linux thing can be very confusing, so I created this summary page to explain what's going on.

To make it easier to understand, I put it in familiar terms.

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Microsoft was worried about Linux, so they sent SCO to go cause them some trouble.

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SCO threatened to shut down Linux, claiming it was infringing on their copyrights. Linux advocates were skeptical.

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The Open Source Initiative and the Free Software Foundation reacted quickly,

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and they tried to fight the charges,

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but there was too much FUD -- time was running out.

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Microsoft was supporting SCO financially so they could continue the case.

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Open source advocates made a lot of noise about it.

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Finally, Novell heard about what was going on,

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and discovered that they were the real owners of the copyrights that SCO was claiming.

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The OSI and FSF jumped on the new evidence.

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SCO was left looking like an idiot,

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Linux came out A-OK,

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and Microsoft and SCO were very unhappy.

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Sincere thanks to Brain, Wholok, SpamBlocked, Clusterfsck, SuperMAME, Amber, Lou2 and nject.net.

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