Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Nov 2003 20:33 UTC, submitted by Alex Alvarez
SCO, Caldera, Unixware "Since they cannot show infringement of SCO Unix code, SCO now plans to challenge the 9-year-old settlement between AT&T and BSD. If it can successfully do that, then its claims that Linux contains tainted code can be substantiated. If it can't, SCO is dead meat." Says NewsForge. *Updated*
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Re: linux_baby
by Bascule on Tue 18th Nov 2003 20:44 UTC

I certainly look forward to hearing the opinion of the BSD fans, most of whom have so far been content to claim the moral high ground on this matter!!!!!

I think its more an issue of BSD having already been through multiple cycles of purging all AT&T IP from their codebase, starting with the releases of BSD Lite, Net/2, etc. and concluded following the USL lawsuit. I really can't imagine what SCO expects to find, considering there are no corporations with Unix licenses integrating portions of their code in to the BSDs, as the BSD license would not be conducive to protecting their interests...

While it may not have a leg to stand on the Linux side of things, there at least exists a theoretical potential for IBM, SGI, et al to have accidently integrated SCO-owned code into the Linux kernel, whereas on the BSD side this really isn't a possibility...