Potentially dangerous?!...

Discussion in 'Community' started by Bengt77, May 19, 2003.

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    Bengt77

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    #1
    Read this article on C|Net, titled 'Microsoft to license Unix code'. It says something that could be very dangerous to us Mac users:

    "Some analysts said the move was an attempt by SCO to be acquired by another company--possibly Microsoft, [...]"

    SCO is the company who holds all the UNIX trademarks. Hmmm, doesn't sound good, does it?!

    Any thoughts?!...

    :rolleyes:
     
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    robbieduncan

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    #2
    Actually the Open Group own the Unix Trademark (the history of which is long and very complicated). SCO do own a proprietary version of Unix and are currently claiming that IBM put some of this code (which they had access to) into the Linux kernel. Fortunatly Apple uses a Mach kernel with a BSD subsystem, neither of which are effected by this.
     
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    GeneR

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    What annoys me is if M$ decides to copy OSX.

    It would be just like M$ to copy Apple's use of an *NIX OS for their new O.S. to compete with Apple's innovation and to compete with Linux.

    Everytime I think of M$ copying Apple, it steams me that they're so parasitic of Apple's creative problem-solving skills and vision. Huh. Well, I guess time will tell.
     

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