[clug] Online protest against SCO

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Sun May 25 11:46:16 EST 2003

On Sunday, May 25, 2003, at 09:59 , Tim Potter wrote:

> I can't believe everyone hasn't read this:
> http://www.opensource.org/sco-vs-ibm.html

Well... isn't that interesting.  The case that Caldera (sorry, SCO) is 
putting forward is basically that IBM is unfairly competing with them in 
the "enterprise" market by using SCO's proprietary knowledge to make 
Linux better.  I love the claims that SCO makes of being the only 
commercial Unix vendor to support the Intel platform (hadn't they heard 
of Solaris?  It's written and distributed by a company called Sun 

SCO's "UnixWare" was never in the enterprise market.  SCO's SMP was 
badly broken, compared to Linux' SMP which was relatively stable in 
2.0 - according to ESR, this is before IBM had any major input - so 
SCO's software was never a contender.

So perhaps we should be petitioning for the case to go ahead, so we can 
watch in glee as these opportunistic money-grabbers die on their own 

Live by the patent, die by the patent :)

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