Now It's Tomorrow SCO Will Announce Its First Target

Tuesday, March 02 2004 @ 05:59 PM EST

Contributed by: PJ

SCO is postponing the announcement until tomorrow morning, pant pant. Paula Rooney of CRN has the story.

Why, what a coincidence. That is the very same day as SCO's quarterly financial teleconference.

They claim they will be suing for copyright infringement as "part of the filing", but Linus is quoted thus:

"'They know they have no copyright ownership in Linux,' Torvalds said, noting that SCO's earnings call is scheduled for Wednesday."

Here's an offer from OSDL:

"On Tuesday, an OSDL executive said the open source community will stand behind any customers hit with a lawsuit. 'The entire Linux ecosystem, including OSDL and its 35-plus member organizations, will stand firm against any legal actions against Linux end-users made by the SCO Group. This is why OSDL announced our defense fund in January,' said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. 'SCO's decision to move forward with their end-user lawsuit is unfortunate, but due to the questionable merits of the case, we see no reason why this case will have an impact on the growth of Linux in the enterprise.'"

Groklaw is part of the ecosystem.

What other reasons for delay are there? Maybe somebody decided to fold at the 11th hour? Who knows with these people? Maybe they were off over the weekend again and couldn't get the paperwork done in time. So, 9 AM Eastern time.