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MozillaQuest: Conectiva Disputes SCO-Caldera Claims

Mar 17, 2003, 18:20 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Angelo)

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For more than a month now, SCO-Caldera has been doing some intellectual property (IP) market posturing and saber-rattling regarding its UNIX source code ownership and Linux. On 6 March 2003, SCO-Caldera pulled the saber out of its sheath when it filed a legal action against IBM regarding claims involving the UNIX and Linux operating systems. However, it now appears that SCO-Caldera's saber is not very sharp -- just a huge nuisance.

Of the 136-paragraph Complaint filed by Caldera Systems, Inc., d/b/a The SCO Group, six are particularly significant regarding the Linux kernel, the GNU/Linux operating system, and Linux distributions.

Paragraphs 74 and 82 through 86 of SCO-Caldera's Complaint belittle and insult Linux developers, the Linux kernel, GNU/Linux, Linux distribution providers -- in essence the entire GNU/Linux and free software community.

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