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.|
|SCO threatened to shut down Linux, claiming it was infringing on their copyrights. Linux advocates were skeptical.|
|The Open Source Initiative and the Free Software Foundation reacted quickly,|
|and they tried to fight the charges,|
|but there was too much FUD -- time was running out.|
|Microsoft was supporting SCO financially so they could continue the case.|
|Open source advocates made a lot of noise about it.|
|Finally, Novell heard about what was going on,|
|and discovered that they were the real owners of the copyrights that SCO was claiming.|
|The OSI and FSF jumped on the new evidence.|
|SCO was left looking like an idiot,|
|Linux came out A-OK,|
|and Microsoft and SCO were very unhappy.|