Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2005 18:37 UTC, submitted by Robert Escue
IBM Unix isn't a flashy market. But what distinction there is has been going to Sun Microsystems lately, by making its Unix-based Solaris operating system available as open-source software. Last week, IBM moved to put its AIX Unix operating system back on everybody's radar by revealing plans to create a development center on its Austin, Texas, campus to speed up AIX development.
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RE: patents
by Googlesaurus on Wed 21st Dec 2005 03:28 UTC in reply to "patents"
Googlesaurus
Member since:
2005-10-19

""Not to mention how the Linux crowd whine about people breaking their precious GPL, while Linux steals from over 200 patents"

Pointless rumor. Can you even list a SINGLE one of them?"

I can't name a single one of them.

I'm absolutely positive some of the largest Unix vendors and others, including Microsoft, can name many.

The "dirty little secret" is they will go after Linux when the time is right, and not until.

This is a future battle which won't rear it's ugly head until the need arises, or circumstances require such action.

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RE[2]: patents
by manmist on Wed 21st Dec 2005 04:37 in reply to "RE: patents"
manmist Member since:
2005-12-18

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I'm absolutely positive some of the largest Unix vendors and others, including Microsoft, can name many. "

Ya and you know they have patents on Linux.


"The "dirty little secret" is they will go after Linux when the time is right, and not until. "

how did you happen to know their dirty secret. work for them?

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RE[3]: patents
by Googlesaurus on Wed 21st Dec 2005 08:29 in reply to "RE[2]: patents"
Googlesaurus Member since:
2005-10-19

""The "dirty little secret" is they will go after Linux when the time is right, and not until. "

"how did you happen to know their dirty secret. work for them?"

No, I don't work for them. They don't need me.

The same developers who created some of this stuff DO work for them, and they keep hiring more of them on a daily basis.

Never a better professional witness, than the person dealing with their own work.

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