Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 6th Dec 2003 19:42 UTC, submitted by Tom Curtis
SCO, Caldera, Unixware IBM won a tactical victory Friday in a legal battle with SCO Group when a judge ordered SCO to show within 30 days the Linux software to which it believes it has rights and to point out where it believes IBM is infringing.
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Re: Prediction & FINALLY
by Roberto J. Dohnert on Sat 6th Dec 2003 23:58 UTC

<< Darl is going to jail for inflating the price of SCO's stock, at which time he started to sell his. >>

Actually Darl hasnt sold any stock and as long as he doesnt sell any and goes down with the ship he wont be able to be prosecuted.

<< As funny as it is to watch SCO make baseless claim after claim as it is hearing Darl sound as funny as Bill Palmer of Microsoft trying to sound like he knows about open source, i've gotten tired of all of this.

Im glad SCO is FINALLY being put into a corner and being forced to produce some evidence. This has gone on too far SCO... put up or shut up. >>

Even if SCO shows IBM the code we will not see it. Already SCO has undoubtedly asked the courts to order IBM to keep it confidential because the FSF is not a legal entity and SCO is not required to show the Open Source community any code that is proprietary because then yes if IBM does it then SCO can sue them for that disclosure of proprietary code. Its like their NDA.

My opinions of this subject has changed some while yes I think SCO's claims are baseless and a ploy to pump up their stock, I am willing to agree that some IP infringement has occurred in the Open Source community and not just Linux. To the extent that most Linux developers are ex-UNIX developers. It would be foolish to think that absolutely all of Linuxes code is original works and that the developers have never used UNIX code or influenced by UNIX methods. I have gotten the oppurtunity to read a source license from AT&T that they used for UNIX and it is quite restrictive in those terms. To read it check SCO's exhibits.