The SCO Group is working on a new platform, known as SCOx, that it hopes will drive the next generation of applications on both the network and the server, across both Unix and Linux. McBride also addressed the controversy surrounding SCO’s plans to make users pay for some Unix software they’re running, unlicensed, on Linux. McBride said it was “very widespread and would generate a revenue stream in the millions of dollars. We know who they are.“
SCO Group Readies New Platform
2003-01-23 SCO 12 Comments
friendly move? Bravo Sierra.
Now that I’m looking at it more, this is aimed squarely at Oracle. SCO is trying to say, “if you’re going to run on Linux or *BSD, you’re going to pay, regardless.”
It’s all well and good. It’ll be a cold day in hell before SCO gets a dollar of my money.
I do, somehow, wish there was a licensing provision that would allow for license revocations. That these jerks put out a Linux distro frankly sickens me.
But as I said on another site, this is “Plan Be,” aka sue everyone right before you file bankruptcy, and hope you get a pound of flesh after the Chapter 7.
To make myself even more clear, I would go back to MS before I’d pay these bozos.
It’ll be a cold day in hell before SCO gets a euro of my money too.
Am I the onely one that thinks that SCOx sound a bit too much as sucs?
Fuck ’em. Fuck ’em up their stupid asses.
Someone please remind me what SCO has done for the market place in the last ten years?
“very widespread and would generate a revenue stream in the millions of dollars. We know who they are.”
In other words, we can’t money with actual products so we’re going to sue to make $$$.
Have you seen the price of their distro???? Or the server??? These guys have not Clue number one! And they want to charge per seat.They are even beyond having the sense slapped into them. You say payme.. I say buh bye.
Caldera (what SCO is now) OpenLinux was my very first Linux, four years ago. It had KDE 1.1 and was the first distro with a graphical installer. Awesome and easy to use.
Oh how times have changed! They are a sad sack now and their Linux distro is just plain bad.
That’s exactly what RedHat is doing with their RH advanced server. And yet, RedHat are “oh so good”.
I don’t think SCO can attack the BSD’s.
As quoted from McKusick’s history of BSD “The lawsuit settlement also stipulated that USL would not sue any organization using 4.4BSD-Lite as the base for their system.”
Since all the BSDs updated their code to reflect the 4.4BSD-Lite changes there shouldn’t be an issue. Unless of course SCO code has been added to them recently.
The last thing BSD needs is another SCO lawsuit.
Maybe this would even the odds out if linux had to fight off SCO for a bit. heh.
What software are they talking about that people are running without a license?
James: I don’t think SCO can attack the BSD’s.
And will not attack BSD or anything because… (RJW)What software?.
Are they talking about SysV compatibility? iBCS? Hm, maybe kernels are part of the SCO IP
Anyway, SCOCaldera is now a lost case.
Could some of you guys please shutup. Was there any mention of using people that use Linux, FreeBSD or some other operating system? no.
All SCO is say is they they have a treasure chest full of intellectual property and in the past they haven’t really taken much care in enforcing their rights as the legal owners of that intellectual property. Simple as that.
What is going to happen? maybe a few software companies and operating systems may either need to pay up and pass on the costs, or simply change the code, aka, remove the offending material.
That is all that is happening. The world ISN’T coming to an end as some anti-IP people assume.