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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Something to cheer about
by Incognito on Sun 7th Dec 2003 04:18 UTC

While the SCO shills here would like to say this is just the opening volley of a long battle (and yes we know this will continue for some time) this really is a great step forward for IBM. SCO has claimed many times in the media that they deep dived with MIT experts and that they have proof of millions of lines of code. So why have they been so reluctant to specify in court where the violations are? There response in court is that they don't know and they need the AIX code first so they can find if IBM donated code or not. Huh? First they say they have damming evidence and then they claim they don't have the proof.

SCO is in deep trouble even if they can prove that any IBM code was donated improperly. There is a growing body of evidence that SCO employees and their managers knew full well what code was being contributed to Linux. They comment on it on mailing lists and submitted patches for it. They even supported the SMP developement that they now dispute. They also advertised SMP, JFS and NUMA as features of their Linux distro all while distributing the whole product under GPL. Darth McBride is fully aware of these events and that is why he is attacking the GPL.

Darls open rant against the GPL was vague where it was not ludicrous. GPL is all about copyright. Read the quote from the definitions section of the copyright that Linus pointed out:
The term ''financial gain'' includes receipt, or expectation of receipt, of anything of value, including the receipt of other copyrighted works.
GPL is all about receipt of other copyrighted works. Thats right Darl, the GPL. It's the American way!