Linked by Andrew Youll on Sat 16th Jul 2005 12:49 UTC
SCO, Caldera, Unixware SCO has denied that the recent leaked memo has undermined their case against IBM that Linux contains code from SCO UNIX,
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When this whole thing collapses
by zombie process on Sat 16th Jul 2005 14:50 UTC
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I really hope they follow the money - how much more transparent could it be? It's *known* that microsoft is funneling money into SCO for, what, benevolent reasons? This is a massive campaign of pure FUD that has more holes in it than a dutch dyke -- yet the courts continue to pander to these idiots. Once upon a time, the burden of proof was on the side of the prosecutor. So far, all SCO has done is demand to see other people's source code. If there is stolen source code, hey, linux is wide open. All SCO should have to do is point to their code, and then point to the same code in linux. So far, the have not, and obviously never will.

What's next? Are they going to claim "prior art" to SMP? Maybe claim that SMP in the wrong hands is a terrorist threat? Sue under the DMCA? Maybe they could put their code to music, and have the RIAA go after Linux for biting their style? If the courts continue to entertain these ridiculous and frivolous lawsuits, it wouldn't surprise me at all.

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