Four on SCO: Ups and Downs
Jun 09, 2003, 19:00 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hiawatha Bray, Charles J. Murray, Stephen Bell, Jonathan Collins)
Boston Globe: Novell Admits it Sold Rival Some Unix Rights
[ Thanks to Benjamin
Urias Diaz for this link. ]
"One week after it claimed ownership of copyrights for the
powerful Unix operating system, Cambridge software company Novell
Inc. was yesterday forced to acknowledge it may have signed the
rights away years ago...
"Yesterday, Novell conceded the amendment seems to support SCO's
argument. 'The amendment appears to support SCO's claim that
ownership of certain copyrights for UNIX did transfer to SCO in
1996,' a prepared statement said. But Novell reasserted its claim
to control Unix-related patents, and described as unsubstantiated
SCO's claim that Linux contains pirated software..."
EE Times: Linux-Unix Ties Spelled Out
[ Thanks to Matt for this
"SCO Group revealed the foundation of its legal battle with the
Linux community, when it rolled out evidence of large blocks of
Linux code that it contends were stolen from Unix. Analysts who saw
the samples of the allegedly stolen code said the evidence is
damaging and that SCO Group has a formidable legal case.
"'If everything SCO showed me today is true, then the Linux
community should be very concerned,' said Bill Claybrook, research
director for Linux and open-source software at the Aberdeen Group
ComputerWorld.NZ: German SCO Injunction Wouldn't Fly Here: IT
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"It is very unlikely that the latest tactic used in Germany in
the SCO Linux war would work in a New Zealand or Australian court,
says Wellington IT specialist lawyer Michael Wigley.
"A group of open source enthusiasts, led by lobby group
LinuxTag, last month sought an injunction to force SCO to disclose
the specific parts of Linux which it claims contain code lifted
from the version of Unix marketed by SCO..."
VNUNet: SCO Readies for IBM Showdown
"Confident it has proved that Novell has no claim to own Unix,
SCO is now preparing for its showdown this week with IBM...
"When SCO filed against IBM, it gave a 100-day period before it
revoked Big Blue's licence to sell AIX systems. That period ends on
midnight, Friday 13 June.
"'We are still looking to resolve the issue with IBM but, if
that fails, we have a number of options at our disposal,' said