Gartner Group: Delay Linux deployment


— 6:41 PM on July 24, 2003

It looks like SCO's legal chest-beating has the Gartner Group worried enough to recommend that companies delay Linux deployments for critical applications. Initially, the Gartner Group considered the threat of SCO's suit remote, but it appears they've changed their tune. Particularly interesting is the following recommendation:

Don't ignore the problem by hoping IBM will win or settle its lawsuit (that could take a year or more). An IBM win would not prevent SCO from pursuing individual claims, which, if successful, could cost far more in penalties than buying a SCO license would. If you find SCO's case compelling and you use few instances of v.2.4, pay the license fees.
I have a feeling this is going to get ugly, folks.
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