SCO sue IBM re Linux Sys V Copyright. Maybe patent danger later?

Julian Stacey jhs at
Mon May 19 10:14:55 PDT 2003>

I wrote:
>    Worst nightmare is Microsoft (or some parasite that may not even
>    write code) acquiring software patents, (either deliberately,
>    or by accidentaly acquiring them while buying other companies),
>    ... & later attacking Linux & BSD & all else.

Microsoft just bought rights to use Sco Unix patents etc:
but not the patents themselves though.
M$ also bought copyright access to the SCO Unix code - Yawn - It's     
software patents that concern me.
Julian Stacey       Freelance Systems Engineer, Unix & Net Consultant, Munich.

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