SCO Ordered to Produce Examples of Code (Again)

Repeating the order she issued in December, Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells has directed SCO to provide specific examples of the allegedly heisted code.

She is requiring IBM to provide certain pieces of documentation, as well. (See the linked article for all the details.)

In light of the legal brouhaha, it was only a matter of time before some enterprising soul launched a start-up to shield LINUX users who prefer to monkey with streamline the software to fit their particular deployment.

HP was the first to offer LINUX users protection, with companies like Novell and Red Hat quickly following suit, but many people in the LINUX community felt that the indemnification wasn't enough, because those companies require that users make no edits to the software. Open Source Risk Management seems to be doing it properly by providing consultation and insurance to the core LINUX demographic.

Their mission statement is certainly idealistic enough:

OSRM's vision is of a world "made safe for Open Source" - a world in which the unique freedoms and efficiencies of the Open Source Software Development Model are fully protected through comprehensive, low-cost vendor-neutral Open Source Insurance available to end-users, developers, and vendors.

I hope OSRM knows success beyond their wildest dreams. I really do.

posted by Linda on March 17, 2004 06:14 PM

I've gotten bored with the SCO nonsense. Wake me up when criminal charges are pressed against Darl.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 19, 2004 01:13 PM