[Linux-aus] Caldera/SCO suing IBM for $1B (not good news for linux)
tony at linuxworks.com.au
Sun Mar 9 19:15:02 UTC 2003
Below is a clip from a message that was forwarded to one of the
redhat mailing lists that I'm subscribed to. (Sorry, I have no idea
where the fwd was originally taken from).
This is not good news (and I suspect that there's a lot more to this
story than meets the eye).
SCO has posted its legal submission on the net:
(BTW, for some reason I haven't been able to reach slashdot.org or
wired.com for the last few hours at least).
Tony Nugent <Tony*linuxworks.com.au>
LinuxWorks Gold Coast Qld Australia
------ Forwarded message from Biju Chacko -----
Date: 08 Mar 2003 12:27:10 +0530
Subject: Boycott Caldera/SCO Products
The SCO Group (aka Caldera Systems) has launched a major threat to
the Linux OS by suing IBM for $1 billion for IP violations. Their
core argument is that Linux would have remained a hobbyist OS if IBM
had not leaked SCO's Unix IP into it.
This is bad because:
o It creates a lot of FUD about the legality of linux and the safety
of corporate IP when Free/Open Source Software is used.
o It implies that we (the Free and Open Source community) do not have
the competence to produce quality software without stealing IP.
This, therefore, is a call to boycott all Caldera and SCO products.
Do not use or recommend the use of:
* Caldera OpenLinux
* SCO Linux
* SCO OpenServer
* SCO UnixWare
For more information:
Please take this seriously.
------- End of Forwarded Message
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