SCO's complaint, in all its brazen mendacity, is the last gasp of proprietary Unix.
The open-source community (and its allies) are more than competent to carry forward the Unix tradition they founded so many years ago.
We pray that all assertions of exclusive corporate ownership over this tradition be given a swift and merciful end.
This is in line with my slashdot post of January 13 2003, http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=50531&cid=5072012 , that of course was moderated down to a 1 (ok user moderation isn't perfect... Just felt I'd grumble a bit).
I'm not sure about the legal suit in Germany by a kernal code contributor against SCO, although on the surface it sounds reasonable, and I have been waiting for years for somebody to put some teeth in GPL enforcement.
I just hope it doesn't come back and bite us in the tush.
What do I think the outcome should be after all the dust has settled in the SCO vs. The World fiasco?
I know you didn't ask, but I've got to tell.
*nix should be freed. All IP rights should be shovelled into the public domain, where they belong. Unix has not been the creation of any one body, or even a small group of bodies.
In whole Unix (as it is today) was created by such a large number of authors, in such diverse circumstances, that no entity should be able to control the property of the whole.
Better yet, rather that simply shovel it into the PD, I think it should be certified as GPL.
Making the GPL an official decision would clear many IP issues that could take decades to resolve otherwise.