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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 battle?

"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..."

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