Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Dec 2006 18:35 UTC, submitted by deanlinkous
Legal "A federal judge on Thursday gutted SCO Group's USD 5 billion, Linux-related lawsuit against IBM - renewing debate about the Utah company's future. Concluding a six-week review, US District Judge Dale Kimball upheld federal Magistrate Brooke Wells' June decision to strike down two-thirds of SCO's allegations. The Lindon-based software company contends IBM violated its contract and copyrights when it allegedly leaked SCO-owned Unix code into the freely-distributed Linux operating system.
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RE[3]: 2007 ...
by PLan on Sun 3rd Dec 2006 00:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 2007 ... "
PLan
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2006-01-10

What is it about "passion" that so infuriates the cult (sorry ... anti-SCO side)?

It's probably wrong to pick on a lone troll ...

The "anti-SCO side" had much, much, more than passion, they had an encyclopedic knowledge of Linux and *nix in general (and the smarts to go with it). Just following Groklaw would have given even the dimmest SCO enthusiast more than a hint that they were going to lose the case, although no doubt it wouldn't have convinced you.

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RE[4]: 2007 ...
by hal2k1 on Sun 3rd Dec 2006 01:08 in reply to "RE[3]: 2007 ... "
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2005-11-11

//The "anti-SCO side" had much, much, more than passion, they had an encyclopedic knowledge of Linux and *nix in general (and the smarts to go with it).//

Agreed, that helped.

What was more of a help, however, is the fact that there simply is no infringement in Linux of anyone else's "IP".

Linux is open source. Everyone in the world can look at the source code that is submitted. One would have to be insane to plagiarise any proprietary code & submit it as open source as your own work.

Besides, that goes against the whole intent. The very acronym "GNU" means "GNU's Not Unix". If you are trying to write a body of work that specifically is "Not Unix", then why would you put any Unix code in it?

SCO accused the open source crowd of going against their very intent from the outset, and that accusation is what inspired the passionate response.

SCO's case and SCO's allegations made no sense whatsoever from the outset.

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