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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Salem Witch Trials
by k_semler on Wed 19th Nov 2003 06:27 UTC

This remindes me of the salem witch trials in a way. Then, a way to tell if your were not a witch was to try and drown you. If you drown, you were innocent of witchcraft. If you survived, you were considered a witch and burnt at the stake. Likewize, if the Linux kernel development project wishes to see the "infinging code", and signs an NDA, they would be considered giulty by propably the judge and jury. But if they fight it, and win, but the development group has no funding due to extravogant court costs, they will not be able to produce any new Linux kernels.

Either way, they are damned. It is kind of like asking someone if they want to get shot now and die less painfully, or get covered with honey while being chained to the ground naked on top of an anthill causing a very slow painful death as the ants eat your skin while you are alive.