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    SCO goes after Linux customers

    It looks like SCO is going after Linux customers now. I for one hopes IBM crushes them.

    http://www.sco.com/scosource/letter_...customers.html
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    How much is Micro$oft involved in this crusade?
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    Check it out; SCO was purchased by Caldera (1). Caldera/SCO announces the UnitedLinux group (2 & 3) And, questions about UnitedLinux, a non-disclosure agreement and the GPL arise (4).

    1) http://news.com.com/2100-1001-257170.html?legacy=cnet
    2) http://www.suse.com/us/company/press...ted_linux.html
    3) http://www.caldera.com/unitedlinux/
    4) http://newsforge.com/newsforge/02/09...2.shtml?tid=51

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    They own the patents, IBM has 0 chance at winning this.... this could start big changes in the linux community at large, be sure to keep an eye on this one.
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    It is not yet clear who will win the final outcome but, I'm a little fed up with SCO anyway as it always gave us problems. Go linux.
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    There may be prior art. Has SCO actually revealed what these claimed IP violations are yet?

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    Originally posted here by fourdc
    How much is Micro$oft involved in this crusade?

    There has been some speculation about M$ involvement, but I doubt they are pulling any strings. But, I would image they are in the SCO cheering section.

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    Didn't microsoft own SCO at one time? I remember a letter a few years ago telling me it was time to upgrade my Linux to SCO Unix, it read just like a M$ ad.
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    For a bit of fun, jump on the queue to be sued at;

    http://www.petitiononline.com/scosueme/petition.html ....

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    Here’s a nice follow up article, “What if SCO is right?” There are quotes from Bruce Perens. Perens noted that SCO due to legal incompetence might have already lost the case.

    http://www.internetwk.com/breakingNe...cleID=10000066

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