SCO launches $1bn IBM Unix lawsuit

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by jaykk, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. jaykk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    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

    Sun Micorosystems reaction quickly reacts -
  2. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    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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