SCO launches $1bn IBM Unix lawsuit

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  1. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting development for Unix folks -

    "SCO Group, known until recently as Caldera International, has filed a lawsuit claiming over $1bn in damages from IBM. "

    "In 1995 SCO purchased the rights to Unix and UnixWare, originally owned by AT&T Bell Laboratories, including source code, documentation, software development contracts, licences and other related intellectual property. "
    "The company maintains that it is therefore the successor in interest to the Unix licences originally issued by AT&T Bell Laboratories to all its distributors, including Hewlett Packard, IBM, Silicon Graphics and Sun Microsystems."

    "Other potential infringers are Apple with its Unix-based Mac OS X, Microsoft, and the Linux releases. "


    SCO launches $1bn IBM Unix lawsuit

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  2. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    Impossible. Apple can't get sued because they base their code off of the FreeBSD project. Granted, yes the project branched off of AT&T back in the day but is freely distributed under the GPL. Sounds to me like Caldera is trying to exploit a Judge and Jury who will have no flippin idea what is right or wrong in this situation. I believe this fight was already fought in the 80's and AT&T lost.
     

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