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Old 05-19-2003, 07:47 AM   #1
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Microsoft to license Unix code


http://news.com.com/2100-1016-1007528.html?tag=nl

hrm.
 
Old 05-19-2003, 09:29 AM   #2
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so i guess if unix is microsoft then linux is going to be derived from a microsoft operating system. die microsoft die
 
Old 05-19-2003, 10:00 AM   #3
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so i guess if unix is microsoft then linux is going to be derived from a microsoft operating system. die microsoft die
Well, Michael Jackson owns all the Beatles copyrights/music but that doesn't make him a Beatle though..
 
Old 05-19-2003, 10:10 AM   #4
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He, this is interesting. What does this mean in the bigger picture?
So SCO say's using linux is illegal because it contains copyrighted unix code. At the same time it is licencing that same code to microsoft.
I think m$ and $CO ($CO seems more apropriate now then SCO) made some knid of a deal.
 
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i was reading elswhere and they say ms did this in case sco wins because there is some unix code in ms as well and they dont want to be sued next
 
Old 05-27-2003, 04:46 PM   #6
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That's entirely possible. I doubt our Justice Department will allow the purchase though.

Jist of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1887
"It is therefore illegal to use ones monopoly in one market to create or maintain a monopoly in a separate market." cough cough IE, MSN, OFFICE cough...
 
Old 05-27-2003, 05:05 PM   #7
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microsoft has bitch slap the department of justice twice now. they can pretty much do as they please. it's a matter of deciding whether they want to fork money for legal fees weighed against return of $ from the expense.
 
  


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