I went to a seminar yesterday to hear Chris Kelly from the law firm, Baker & McKenzie, talk about the SCO vs IBM case. Kelly introduced the fact that I've since heard on the news that the recent MyDoom virus targets the SCO website specifically. This is interesting. It proves, yet again, how much power is held by techies with alternative views on the political control of technology.
This is a critical case - especially if you believe, as Kelly does, that this is not a fight between SCO and IBM, but rather a fight between Microsoft and Linux. It doesn't seem as though SCO has much chance of succeeding in the case, but if MyDoom is traced back to any individuals involved in the case, or if there is a skewed judgement, it could prove to be a huge setback for open source technology, as the model that replies on low cost and high independence, is forced under the power of companies like SCO.