Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Mar 2010 22:32 UTC, submitted by aaronb
Legal It's time for bed over here, but before I turn in with a nice cup of tea and a Gilmore Girls episode, we've got some good news for you: SCO has been dealt yet another major blow in its baseless lawsuit against Novell. A jury has ruled that Novell owns the UNIX copyrights - not SCO.
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by Cutterman on Wed 31st Mar 2010 19:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
Cutterman
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2006-04-10

MS' taking a license from SCO was just a way of giving SCO some legitimate cash to encourage them in their anti-Linux activities.

MS' arranging a date for Baystar and SCO was another channel of indirect funding.

Maybe someone not unconnected with MS just casually happened to drop the idea that suing over Unix IP might be a cool idea into Darl's ear and his greed did the rest.

MS knew that SCO would probably crash and burn eventually but they didn't care - they got a full 7 years of Linux FUD out of it and cost IBM, Red Hat and other Linux companies a pretty penny in legal fees and lost sales.

Like I said, slick.

Mac

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