CRN/AP: SCO Battle Rooted In Unix History
Aug 11, 2003, 17:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Fordahl)
[ Thanks to David for this link.
"The SCO Group's attempts to squeeze a revenue stream out of
Linux is rooted in the long and tangled history of computer
"Unix is among the oldest and most reliable operating systems.
Developed in the late 1960s and early '70s at AT&T's Bell
Laboratories, Unix was never seen as a cash cow for Ma Bell.
"In fact, AT&T liberally licensed it to several companies
and shared it with universities for educational purposes. Companies
created their own flavors of AT&T's Unix, called System V, and
rebranded them with names like IBM's AIX, Hewlett-Packard's UX and
Sun Microsystems' Solaris..."