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 Archie Steel on Wed 19th Nov 2003 06:01 UTC

Again you drink McBride's words as if they were the gospel. But this time you don't even bother to come up with your own arguments, but rather reprint an article. My, you're becoming lazy...

The fact of the matter is that SCO can only sue Novell if they prove that there is SysV code improperly placed in Linux. The text of the so-called "non-compete agreement" (it's actually just a short clause) requires that actual licensed code be used to compete.

Now, since there isn't any proof of misappropriated code in Linux, then SCO doesn't have a case against Novell.

Novell itself has been totally unimpressed by SCO's theatrics, which have also failed to shoot SCO's stock back up.

Here's what Novell had to say:

"PROVO, Utah Nov. 18, 2003 - Novell has seen the November 18 InfoWorld article in which SCO CEO Darl McBride refers to a supposed non-compete agreement between Novell and SCO. Mr. McBride's characterization of the agreements between Novell and SCO is inaccurate. There is no non-compete provision in those contracts, and the pending acquisition of SUSE LINUX does not violate any agreement between Novell and SCO.

Novell has received no formal communication from SCO on this particular issue. Novell understands its rights under the contracts very well, and will respond in due course should SCO choose to formally pursue this issue."

SCO has already lost. Get over it.