The JBoss Group has found some code in Apache’s Geronimo project (which is designed to be a JBoss competitor) that they say is copied from JBoss. Naturally, they had their lawyers send a letter (PDF) to Apache telling them to knock it off. Unlike SCO, they entertain the possibility that this might have been an honest mistake, and more importantly, they included examples of actual code from JBoss and Geronimo for comparison. The main differences here are in motivation, of course. JBoss wants to keep their code from being released under a less restrictive license, and more importantly, don’t want the Geronimo people to use JBoss code to give them a head start toward releasing a JBoss competitor. SCO just wants someone to give them bucketloads of money so that they don’t die the corporate death that they so richly deserve.