Gartner Group: Delay Linux deployment
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.