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*
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by NixUser on Tue 18th Nov 2003 22:18 UTC

There are quite a few intersting remarks with respect to *BSD.

But just to name a few people that used *BSD code.
Microsoft TCP stack (its been a theory). However MS unix tools do use NetBSD. The company that supplys the tools is (Poor, Poor MS) ;-)

SunOS ( However, since sun bought the rights to the system v release (v?) and created solaris, I am not sure how much of the original code is left after they merged SunOS and Solaris. Also the terms and condition of the sale when sun sold it to ???

Nokia I believe uses the OS for their firewall.

Juniper routers uses the code for their routers (Junos).

Also what ever code was left in the System 5 may effect anyone that has ever purchased the rights to it. (I think). I wonder what HP thinks?

I guess they are going after anyone who uses BSD code. That would include yahoo, sendmail, apache, UUNet and etc (just to name a few). I wonder if they are going to attack the BSD license since they have alread went after the GPL?

As for moral high ground? I believe that there is a place in this world for both Linux and BSD.