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The Joys of SCO

May 18, 2006, 17:30 (10 Talkback[s])

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ZDNet: The Joys of SCO

"SCO's basic case started out simple. SCO said that IBM had infringed on the terms of its AT&T source code licenses for Unix by allowing derivative works to enter the public domain via Linux, that they had drawn the problem to IBM's attention as part of the license renewal process, and that IBM had refused to recognize the problem or alter its behavior. In response SCO terminated the contract, thereby forcing IBM to stop selling AIX and other Unix derived products, and asked a court first to enforce that order and secondly to consider fair compensation..."

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Groklaw: Ah! The Joys of Answering SCO's FUD

"You know how things look very different at 3 AM than they do later in the cold light of dawn? I think that must be the explanation for poor 'Paul Murphy'--nee Rudy de Haas, author of 'The Unix Guide to Defenestration,' who has been known to be critical of IBM and who once tried to assert in public, ADTI-like, that Linux was a derivative of Minix, until Linus, Minix author Andrew Tanenbaum, Eric Raymond and others shut their mouths--posting at 3:22 AM an article on 'The Joys of SCO.' It probably seemed like a good idea at the time..."

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