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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Still puzzled
by zen on Wed 19th Nov 2003 04:03 UTC

SCO is not saying what code is infringing. Some people have been saying its something to do with SMP code. SCO seems to maintain the position that there is "a lot more".

If there is "a lot more" then why did SCO release OpenLinux (I guess formerly Caldera)? Ironic that they called it "Open" Linux to begin with. And then why is there still a link (though it doesn't work now.... wonder why) http://www.caldera.com/products/server/ here to download the source code.

Why has SCO not noticed *YEARS* ago that the Linux source code was infringing on their IP. And, why didn't they check the source code first - before - releasing OpenLinux (or Caldera??) under the GPL with full source code?

Maybe I didn't get all the facts ... or maybe there's a few screws loose @ SCO among the board members/upper management. Would some explain these gaps or provide a link to enlighten me if I missed something?