"A few weeks ago, SCO, the company formerly known as Caldera
International--and as Caldera Systems before that--announced it was
'researching' use of its intellectual property. This admission came
after a story by Maureen O'Gara, which speculated that SCO was
going after patent fees, was posted to Slashdot and other Web
"Immediately after the story was posted, SCO came out and denied
that it had made any decisions about pursuing patent claims or any
patent strategy. However, within the span of two weeks, the company
had issued a press release announcing 'SCOsource' to license its
Unix intellectual property. The O'Gara article's claims that SCO
would charge money for the right to use Unix software turned out to
be right on the money.
"Right now, the biggest piece of the SCOsource pie is a pair of
libraries that allow people to run SCO Unix applications on Linux.
However, the company also claims to own 'much of the core UNIX
intellectual property' and has plans to 'expand' its licensing