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Re: SCO moronic loss in Novell suit


From: spike1
Subject: Re: SCO moronic loss in Novell suit
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:11:57 -0000
User-agent: tin/1.9.3-20080506 ("Dalintober") (UNIX) (Linux/2.6.28-18-generic (i686))

And verily, didst RJack <address@hidden> hastily babble thusly:
> SCO lost its meaningless copyright suit with Novell yesterday.
> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20100330152829622
> 
> Here is my old 29 Dec 2007 post to this group about SCO:
> 
> *********************************************************************
> SCO, was a really stupid company that initially released software under
> the GPL. Remember SCO Linux? After discovering the folly of the GPL
> business model they tried mindless litigation.

You have absolutely no grasp of the history of SCO group.
SCO didn't begin with the release of SCO linux, they began as a LINUX
distribution called Caldera. For many years they were a SUCCESSFUL linux
distribution who aquired enough cash to BUY stuff like DRDOS and SCO.

Only once they had bought SCO did they decide suddenly to start suing people
over the linux they themselves had been distributing for the previous few
years.
> Any company that thinks that the long term capitalization of GPL
> software is possible deserves to eventually go bankrupt in litigation.
> Good riddance to SCO. They deserved it.

The GPL has NOTHING to do with why they began litigation, they hired an
utterly insane individual as CEO called Darl McBride who deluded himself and
the company into believing that IBM had included THEIR property from SCO
unix into the linux kernel.

5 years later and not a single line of code has been found that infringes.
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