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After Caldera.com's Robots.txt is Removed, Some Evidence Surfaces

May 06, 2010, 13:36 (0 Talkback[s])

"Some evidence that I believe proves that the SCOsource licensing program in 2004 was a right to use SVRX code, which would make it code SCO has to pay royalties received to Novell and which it must ask Novell's permission to license under the terms of the APA. That is not what SCOfolk testified to at the bench trial in 2008, where they presented the SCOsource license as protection from litigation or in one case as shared libraries. So this is a new piece of evidence to add to the pile that indeed at least some of the SCOsource licenses were right to use licenses for SVRX code.

"Here's the page that now resolves properly on Internet Archive: SCO's SCOsource License Program page. The page describes the licensing offering that was SCOsource as of 2004:

"Since the license pertains to SCO IP that the end user already received in the unauthorized Linux distribution, the SCO license doesn't include a media kit.

"See? SCOsource was not just about buying SCO off so they wouldn't sue you. The conceit was that Linux users had already received the code, albeit improperly in SCO's twisted thinking, so no code needed to be distributed with the license. They already had it."

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