SCO Lawsuits, round 2
setantae at submonkey.net
Wed Nov 19 15:51:57 PST 2003
On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 10:05:29AM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Wednesday, 19 November 2003 at 22:46:13 +0000, Ceri Davies wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 10:30:39PM +0000, Colin Percival wrote:
> >> At 13:33 19/11/2003 -0800, Chip McClure wrote:
> >>> Anyone happen to have a look at Slashdot recently? Happen to wander across
> >>> an article on the next round of lawsuits, targetting the BSD community.
> >>> IMO, SCO's grabbing at straws, and they're sinking fast.
> >>> http://www.newsforge.com/business/03/11/18/1742216.shtml?tid=2&tid=82&tid=85&tid=94
> >> Personally, I read this as "the SCO-is-evil crowd is grasping at straws".
> >> McBride said:
> >>> But more importantly, what we are announcing today is a substantial number
> >>> of copyright issues that relate to a settlement agreement that is already
> >>> in place around the BSD settlement from the 1994 time frame. As we move
> >>> forward, we will be outlining those issues
> >> I don't know how people get from there to "SCO is about to sue BSD"; all
> >> he's saying is that someone has stolen code which *isn't* BSD -- code which
> >> the settlement agreed belonged to AT&T (err, Novell).
> > From http://www.atnewyork.com/news/article.php/3110981:
> > "I agree that the more yarn you pull out the more you see," McBride said
> > during a press briefing at the inaugural Enterprise IT Week at cdXpo
> > Conference here. "We have enough sorted out, but we are so focused on
> > the [IBM litigation]. With our limited energies and what our guys are
> > going through, we probably won't file any suits against BSD until
> > sometime in the first half of next year."
> If you look at the followups to the newsforge article, you'll see (by gumout):
> In case you missed it above:
> "THE LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT ALSO STIPULATED THAT USL WOULD NOT SUE ANY
> ORGANIZATION USING 4.4BSD-LITE AS THE BASE FOR THEIR SYSTEM."
Absolutely, I'm aware of that. I was just pulling out the quote for Colin's
benefit, as he said:
> >> I don't know how people get from there to "SCO is about to sue BSD"
This is how ;-)
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