Article posted on ComputerWorld.com:
SCO to Congress: Linux hurts the U.S.
The SCO Group Inc. this month, sent the 535 members of the U.S. Congress a letter, which can be found here http://www.osaia.org/letters/sco_hill.pdf, that called Linux and open-source software a threat to the security and economy of the U.S..
The letter is dated Jan. 8 and was published on the Internet this week by an open-source lobbying organization called the Open Source and Industry Alliance (OSAIA). It states that the commoditizing influence of open-source software such as the Linux operating system is bad for the U.S. economy and argues that open-source also skirts export controls that govern commercial products.
Critics believe that SCO is operating under the guidants of Microsoft Corp., whose Windows operating system is threatened by Linux's popularity.
So what do you think? Is Linux a threat to the US / World economy? Should Open Source be regulated? Is the GNU General Public License (GPL) a contradiction to US laws?