Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 22nd Dec 2003 06:43 UTC
SCO, Caldera, Unixware The SCO Group plans to announce Monday that it is escalating its campaign to collect license fees from corporations using the Linux OS, with warning letters to the companies. Supporters of Linux, including IBM and other companies, say that SCO's interpretation of its claim over Linux is exaggerated.
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RE: Andre
by Tweek on Mon 22nd Dec 2003 08:12 UTC

actually that would remove liablity. the first step to any infringement claim requires that the wrong doer be notified and asked to stop the infringement. SCO has yet to do that one. they say "some code " infringes. BUT they make sure the maintainers cannot discover what code it is, therefore preventing their ability to fix the problem. this is especially important in the case of accidental copyright infringement, Linux / Alan didnt make the decision to steal code and distribute it the kernel. someone submitted it, and in good faith they applied it. (for the moment, lets pretend SCO has a legit claim). yes, accidental crimes are still liable, but in the world of IP, accidental is a factor that is important in how you deal with it. notify and attempt to right the wrong, then sue if actual money is lost (ie Redhat could be claimed to have profitted from the infringement) but again, since intentional infringement was not present, the money is more based on reality as opposed to fictious punishment figures.