>From what I read when SCO had more on their web site, it's more a
question of contract violation. IBM had a contract for their Unix, and
developed their code for that. Then IBM ported some of their "own"
kernel mods that was written for AIX and released it into Linux for
free. That violated some portion of the Unix contract. Thus, if IBM
wins, could have implications against some parts of GPL, and maybe
that is why Microsoft is backing SCO.
I may be way off base, but SCO always stated it was contract issues
and not code or copyright.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raimundo Bilbao [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 8:43 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: SCO's claims seem empty
> El Dom 01 Jun 2003 21:19, Horst von Brand escribió:
> > Paul Rolland <email@example.com> said:
> > [...]
> > > However ..somebody must have realised, that this was nonsense
> > > removed it from the site.
> > Perhaps due to the court decision in Germany, restraining them
> > claiming that Linux uses Unix code illegaly until the court sees
> > matter...
> What's up doc, nice to see you here ! :-D
> Honestly, I don't know what to think right now, perhaps all that
> was a mere smoke-bomb (you kown, that's M$ bombs what we seen back
> 90's :-D agaisnt IBM ?, remember OS/2 --> xxxNT ?)
> A chimp's IQ level CIO of any company don't start to sue everyone in
> planet if he have a little of common sense about they possibilities
> (or else they must to be prepared for the linux's strike back :-} ),
> this particular case they are, to say, very very wired (AFAIK they
> provide a concise probe of that _stolen-critical-olimpicus-code_
> else on this planet can write, except off course, SCO and their
> community of gurues :-D ).
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