Linked by Andrew Youll on Sat 16th Jul 2005 12:49 UTC
SCO, Caldera, Unixware SCO has denied that the recent leaked memo has undermined their case against IBM that Linux contains code from SCO UNIX,
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When this whole thing collapses
by zombie process on Sat 16th Jul 2005 14:50 UTC
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I really hope they follow the money - how much more transparent could it be? It's *known* that microsoft is funneling money into SCO for, what, benevolent reasons? This is a massive campaign of pure FUD that has more holes in it than a dutch dyke -- yet the courts continue to pander to these idiots. Once upon a time, the burden of proof was on the side of the prosecutor. So far, all SCO has done is demand to see other people's source code. If there is stolen source code, hey, linux is wide open. All SCO should have to do is point to their code, and then point to the same code in linux. So far, the have not, and obviously never will.

What's next? Are they going to claim "prior art" to SMP? Maybe claim that SMP in the wrong hands is a terrorist threat? Sue under the DMCA? Maybe they could put their code to music, and have the RIAA go after Linux for biting their style? If the courts continue to entertain these ridiculous and frivolous lawsuits, it wouldn't surprise me at all.

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At least you and many other people can see what is going on. Smoke dissipaits and mirrors can be smashed.This whole thing stinks of desperation on SCO's part and more underhandedness on Microsofts.

As more than a technical expert,a consumer, I get really tired of all this. If I was running a company I would NOT use microsoft nor sco products.Take a look at the BSDs, Solaris,Linux and some of the other operating system choices available.

I would spend the money to educate and inform my employees in new methods.rail against the so called industry standards.Last time I looked we still lived in a free market society. Free to win or lose.To make choices based on our own uninformed unbiased facts.

People like this can take thier money,lawyers, and FUD and stick it where the sun don't shine.

AS CEO I would either keep my company privately held and traded.If not Id do public share buyback until I controlled the firm. Most boards of directors are powerless figureheads owned by the CEO or a few rich investors.

When a company is publicly held it has to answer to all the whiny stock and bond holders.This usually makes for financially wealthy initial company owners.Yet it makes for emotional and mental paupers. Besides most company officers don't care about feduciary duties.Just thier own pockets.

Let's all hope this falls apart for SCO soon. I have better things to do.

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