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Old 09-09-2003, 12:41 PM   #1
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Here's another beauty from Baghdad McBride...


"Rather than defend the 'don't ask, don't tell' Linux intellectual property policy that caused the SCO v IBM case, the Open Source community should focus on customers' needs."

Erm... I thought we were...

Apparently, not content with going after IBM, $CO have now set their sights on SGI. Haven't they learnt anything from history? A war fought on two fronts stands very little chance of succeeding.

Not that they had any chance of winning even if they'd just focused on IBM...
 
Old 09-09-2003, 01:36 PM   #2
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Isn't it a war on three fronts ? ... IBM, Novell and SGI

I think SCO is also going after Novell.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 02:09 PM   #3
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Isn't it a war on three fronts ? ... IBM, Novell and SGI

I think SCO is also going after Novell.
Nope but I think there was something about Novell owning the rights to unix V before SCO that is probably where you got that from...
 
Old 09-09-2003, 03:29 PM   #4
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I think I read that SCO only own the rights to licence Unix V and that IBM sold them that right as long as IBM was granted a perpetual licence. SGI, I remember reading, also own part of Unix (I forget which part).

Since there are so many fingers in the pie I think that SCO has no chance of getting it's slice!
 
Old 09-09-2003, 04:06 PM   #5
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Isn't it a war on three fronts ? ... IBM, Novell and SGI

I think SCO is also going after Novell.
Yes, you are quite right, $CO has dismissed Novell's claims that their software was free of disputed code and are pursuing a case against them too. They truly are a bunch of morons.
 
  


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