[TUHS] SCO sues IBM?
Gregg C Levine
hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net
Tue Mar 11 11:14:44 AEST 2003
Hello from Gregg C Levine
You guys will never guess where I first saw this issue raised.
Personally I don't think IBM would be as stupid as SCO wants them to
be. If anything SCO is looking at a wash of red ink, because Caldera
was actually doing badly in the Linux field, and SCO saw its own
profits waste away, after Linux took off, like a heard of elephants.
And for that matter, having read the PDF that contains the license
statement, twice now, I am convinced of one thing, okay two. SCO is
desperate for cash. And some idiot in their legal department thinks
suing IBM will help.
And those are only opinions mind you, nothing more.
Besides, I'm convinced SCO should just forget about the versions of
UNIX that we run on such programs as SIMH, and even E-11, and
sometimes on a real hardware.
Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: tuhs-admin at minnie.tuhs.org [mailto:tuhs-admin at minnie.tuhs.org]
> Behalf Of Peter Jeremy
> Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 7:22 PM
> To: Greg 'groggy' Lehey
> Cc: UNIX Heritage Society
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] SCO sues IBM?
> On 2003-Mar-11 10:15:48 +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com>
> >On Tuesday, 11 March 2003 at 8:15:18 +1100, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> >I think you mean me, not Warren. Warren hasn't said anything yet.
> Oops. Sorry about that. "My mind is going... I can feel it, Dave"
> >My concern is not whether it's genuine--I'm convinced it is. My
> >concern is more whether SCO's apparently bone-headed lawyers will
> >believe it's genuine.
> Taking the devil's advocate position, if my lawyers were convinced
> that I'm made a particular statement, based solely on a piece of
> e-mail given to them by my competition, I'd be in the market for
> some new lawyers.
> >> Whilst you could probably prove the authenticity of the e-mail,
> >> would cost real money - and SCO probably can afford to spend a
> >> more money than you can.
> >It's not clear how much money SCO has.
> Probably more than you or I do...
> >I am very sure that IBM has not put any UNIX code into Linux.
> I'd be very surprised at this as well. It would open a legal
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