SearchOpenSource: IP Attorney: Why SCO Has No Case
Jan 10, 2006, 15:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"What's the linchpin of SCO's anti-Linux legal
"Thomas Carey: The key to the case is that IBM
specifically negotiated with SCO a clause that permitted it to use
the same programmers who saw the Unix code to make competing
products. This was documented as part of a transaction in which SCO
was paid lots of money. SCO conveniently left that clause out of
its explanation of the facts. But in the long run, it will not be
able to hide from that concession.
"The result is, absent literal copying of meaningful amounts of
Unix into Linux, SCO has no case. None. Nada. Zilch..."