"UNIX is a computer operating system program and related
software and documentation originally developed by AT&T Bell
Laboratories ('AT&T'). UNIX is widely used in the corporate, or
'enterprise,' computing environment.
"Through a series of corporate acquisitions, SCO presently owns
all right, title and interest in and to UNIX and UnixWare operating
system source code, software and sublicensing agreements, together
with copyrights, additional licensing rights in and to UNIX and
UnixWare, and claims against all parties breaching such agreements.
Through agreements with UNIX vendors, SCO controls the right of all
UNIX vendors to use and distribute UNIX. These restrictions on the
use and distribution of UNIX are designed to protect the economic
value of UNIX.
"A variant or clone of UNIX currently exists in the computer
marketplace called 'Linux.' Linux is, in material part, based upon
UNIX source code and methods..."