… sue your customers.
There have been various acts performed by businesses, small to large, around the world to protect their markets. These often involve dodgy deals with partners, defamation, “lock-in” and threats.
The recent SCO vs. The World lawsuits have demostrated a new strategy: sue your customers. SCO sued two of its (former) customers, Autozone and Daimler Chrysler, essentially because they switched from SCO’s products to competitors’. The expectation, one can assume, was that SCO’s current customers would think twice about switching too. That remains to be seen, but signs are that the strategy may not have been thought through completely.