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    SCO not to own additional source code of UNIX

    http://www.vnunet.com/News/1152922

    A newsletter dating back in 1985 surfaced, providing evidence that AT&T had agreed, back in August 1985, that they will claim no ownership over code developed by the licensees of the product, only over the protions AT&T had developed. This means that SCO's case against IBM, which is based all on the assumption that SCO owns all the code within IBM's AIX does not rest on solid grounds at all.

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    And to add to that... http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/lin...9146662,00.htm An industry group claims that SCO cannot revoke the licences they have already issued.
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    This means that SCO's case against IBM, which is based all on the assumption that SCO owns all the code within IBM's AIX does not rest on solid grounds at all.
    That's one of the things I've always wondered. If history has been that no one owning the ownership had claim over code, how could SCO make this claim? I don't think SCO is on solid ground if previous owners -- Novell, AT&T, etc. -- didn't make the same claims.
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