SCO executive pleads case against Linux distributors using pieces of Unix. Read the interview.
SCO has filed a lawsuit alleging that IBM has misappropriated and misused SCO's Unix code. With two thirds gone of the 100-day period before SCO is due to revoke IBM's Unix licence, vnunet.com interviewed Chris Sontag, senior vice president and general manager of SCO Source. Sontag has overall responsibility for SCO's intellectual property.
Lines from Unix's source code have been copied into the heart of Linux, sometimes exactly and sometimes in a modified form designed to disguise their origin, SCO Group Chief Executive Darl McBride said Thursday.
Will Red Hat and SuSE be drawn into the SCO v. IBM fracas? In an informative interview SCO-Caldera's Chris Sontag tells MozillaQuest.com's Mike Angelo there is SCO-owned code in Red Hat and SuSE Linux and no tainted code in the "Linux kernel that Linus and others have helped develop."
CRN reports that SCO will target SuSE and Red Hat with lawsuits regarding their UNIX IP, after they are done with IBM. "There will be a day of reckoning for Red Hat and SuSE when this is done" SCO said.
The SCO Group today announced the release of SCO Linux Server 4.0 for the Itanium Processor Family, a high-performance Linux operating system designed for use with Intel Itanium 2-based systems.
SCO Group, inheritor of the intellectual property for the Unix operating system, has sued IBM for more than $1 billion, alleging Big Blue misappropriated SCO's Unix technology and built it into Linux. Update: ESR is editorializing on the issue. Update 2: Bruce Perens' responce. Update 3: Sun's response. Update 4: "Suit Not About Linux" says SCO's CEO.
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 has hired high-profile attorney David Boies to see whether Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and versions of BSD infringe on Unix intellectual property the company owns.
SCO Group, the struggling company that holds the copyright to the Unix operating system, plans to boost its revenue by charging fees to some customers that have moved from its products to Linux.
"SCO have taken the lead in bringing UnitedLinux consortium's UnitedLinux server operating system to the reseller market. At first glance, SCO Linux 4, SCO's version of UnitedLinux 1.0, doesn't look that much different from OpenLinux. In fact, it really just looks like a typical-albeit stripped down to the vital server basics-Linux server distribution. And, that's as it should be." Read the story at Practical-Tech.
"As much as Linux is pitted against Windows in the popular imagination, Linux has enjoyed perhaps more success supplanting Unix in the enterprise. The SCO Group's SCO Linux 4 (brand-new, despite its enumeration) can provide companies with an effective path to such migrations, particularly at sites that are running SCO's UnixWare." Read the review at eWeek.
"Coincident with Tuesday's release of the UnitedLinux distribution, the SCO Group is announcing shipment of SCO Linux 4.0, based on the UnitedLinux product. Though it will be the SCO Group's first release under the "SCO Linux" name, the numbering convention is in keeping with the company's previous existence as Caldera, whose last distribution was 3.1.1." Read the report at LinuxAndMain.
The SCO Group, which recently changed its name from Caldera in a move which many saw as a desertion of the Linux operating system, is continuing development of Linux--but for the countertop rather than the desktop.
DesktopLinux contributing editor Malcolm Dean interviews SCO's new CEO Darl McBride in-depth about Linux, the desktop, and the company's new direction.
DesktopLinux contributing editor Malcolm Dean examines the reemergence of Caldera under new leadership and brand name -- The SCO Group. Unveiled at the GeoForum in Las Vegas, the company's new focus positions it to make an impact on the business desktop in a big way.
Caldera International, Inc. today announced it will change its name to The SCO Group (SCO) upon shareholder approval and will change the name of Caldera OpenLinux to SCO Linux as of version 4.0, due out this Fall. SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, is a joint development effort from SCO, Conectiva, SuSE and Turbolinux.
"Linux seller Caldera International has replaced longtime Chief Executive Ransom Love and agreed to buy back shares held by two major investors." Read the report at News.com.
Caldera International Inc has maintained its commitment to the Unix operating systems it acquired from Santa Cruz Operation Inc, despite admitting that it currently has no plans to port Open Unix to Intel Corp's 64-bit Itanium processor. The story is at TheRegister, via ComputerWire.
"When Linux distributions are available for free over the Internet, and for $10-$100 from major companies such as Red Hat and SuSE, why should an organization pay $599 for Caldera's OpenLinux Server 3.1.1? Because you get what you pay for." Read the mini-review of OpenLinux at ServerWatch.