SCO not sure pro-SCO site is a good idea

Issues stall propaganda page

Legal concerns of all things have caused The SCO Group to rethink it plans to launch a pro-SCO propaganda web site meant to counter the popular Groklaw site.

SCO once vowed to have a live site up by Nov. 1. It hoped to spin breaking news surrounding its ongoing Unix/Linux related cases against the likes of IBM and Novell. Such a site seemed a bit redundant given SCO's active PR corps and existing legal pages, but the company felt it needed a way to offset the analysis provided at pro-Linux Groklaw.

SCO's hopes and dreams, however, have been slowed by the very lawyers it loves. A SCO spokeswoman told IDG News Service that "legal and management concerns about the content of the Web site" have put the project on hold. At the moment the page has a place holder only.

"It's still up for debate whether the Web site will ever go up," the spokeswoman told IDG.

The idea for the pro-SCO site initially cropped up after SCO suffered a string of legal setbacks in its cases against IBM and DaimlerChrysler. The company seemed to want a way to massage the way observers viewed various court decisions before Groklaw could attack. One can only hope that more sober minds convinced SCO that a propaganda page would be viewed as unprofessional and painfully slanted. ®

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