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The Register: SCO sues IBM for $1 Billion for 'Devaluing Unix'

Mar 07, 2003, 11:30 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"The SCO Group (formerly Caldera), which owns the UNIXTM trademark, has filed suit against IBM for investing in Linux and giving away proprietary technology in the operating system. IBM has a proprietary UNIXTM--AIXTM--but has invested heavily in Linux, and with a thousand staff, is effectively the largest LinuxTM employer.

"'IBM has taken our valuable trade secrets and given them away to LinuxTM,' said Scaldera CEO Darl McBride.

"Which is phenomenally strange. The 'SCO Group' was founded as a pure-play LinuxTM company, still has a LinuxTM business itself, and if it believes that merging proprietary UNIXTM technologies into LinuxTM is worth suing over, you'd think the first outfit it would sue would be itself..."

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