A LinuxWorld Article on the IBM / SCO lawsuit has an interesting perspective:
They [SCO] claim it took SCO software engineers twenty years to produce SMP code that scales to 32 processors. Hey everybody, please don’t tell them that 20 years ago, there weren’t any 32-processor machines for which to write code; I want to see that spark of illumination come to them in court
Come to think of it, twenty years ago there wasn’t even an 80386 out … certainly not a MultiProcessor one, and any SMP hardware would have been IBM’s own stuff running one of IBM’s custom Operating Systems …
Will IBM figure it’s cheaper to just buy SCO/Caldera than to fight the suit ?