posted on Mar, 8 2004 @ 03:24 PM
Originally posted by Bob88
A while back, MS actually paid SCO it's license fee for the 'windows services for unix'...
And to this date, I don't think SCO has been able to say 'what' exactly Linux is using that is violating SCO's I.P.
It is true that MS did buy a license. The have in the past as well. More than likely they buy the license to see how to break compatability between
code written for UNIX and Windows.
Other than the code that was put in by some folk over at SGI, there has been no further proof. I am interested in seeing what exactly is being copied.
If its BSD code from before the Novell/BSD settlements, then there can be no complaints by SCO.
And to top it off. In Jan of 2004, you were still able to get the linux sources from the sco ftp sites. This sounds like distribution, and if they are
distributing their own IP, then their basis of the legal claims should be thrown out the window. But I am not a lawyer, so I have no idea if the
lawsuits can hold up under those circumstances.