LWN: A Look at the SCO Complaint
Mar 07, 2003, 20:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)
"SCO has put its complaint against IBM on the web for all to
see. It makes interesting reading for those who are interested in
this case, or in possible challenges to Linux in general. What
follows is a quick summary of SCO's claims.
"The first half of the complaint is dedicated to establishing
SCO's claim to the Unix tradmark and source code. There is also
some talk of the licensing agreements for that source, and SCO's
wisdom in building a version of Linux for Intel processors. Unix,
they say, is a great thing:
"The recent rise of the global technology economy has been
powered in large part by UNIX. Virtually every mission critical
financial application in the world is powered by UNIX, including
electronic transfers of funds. Real time stock trades are powered
by UNIX. Inventory controls and distributions are powered by UNIX.
All major power grids and all major telecommunications systems are
powered by UNIX. Many satellite control and defense control systems
are powered by UNIX. Virtually every large corporation in the world
currently operates part or all of its information technology
systems on a UNIX operating system..."
SCOsource: Copy of Filed Lawsuit Released(Mar 07, 2003)