Read the last paragraph of this article:
McBride added that unless more companies start licensing SCO’s property, he may also sue Linus Torvalds, who is credited with inventing the Linux operating system, for patent infringement.
Where to begin. This whole situation gets more crazy by the day. At the very least, these types of statements shows SCO’s ignorance. Linux is not an operating system it’s a kernel. Not to mention that Novell holds the patents on Unix, not SCO.
Maybe RMS can send them a letter to pursuade them to call it GNU/Linux instead. (If you get that reference, you’re a geek. If not, you’re safe) :-)