BBC News: Caldera vs Microsoft – the settlement

The surprise settlement of the private antitrust action by
Caldera Inc of Utah against Microsoft has increased the possibility
that there may now be a settlement of the unrelated antitrust
action brought by the US Department of Justice.

“In 1996, Caldera purchased DR-DOS, a serious rival to the
MS-DOS operating system, from Novell for $400,000. DR-DOS was
originally developed in Hungerford, England, by Digital Research,
which was subsequently acquired by Novell.”

“Caldera inherited the right to sue Microsoft for alleged
anti-competitive actions against DR-DOS when it was a rival to
MS-DOS in Windows 3.1.”

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