[Talk] SCO vs. IBM - the gloves come off...

Greg 'groggy' Lehey Greg.Lehey at auug.org.au
Wed Jun 18 12:35:04 EST 2003

On Tuesday, 17 June 2003 at  9:54:35 +1000, Con Zymaris wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 09:20:32AM +1000, David Purdue wrote:
>> In its latest press release, SCO announces:
>> "SCO Announces Immediate Termination of IBM's Right to Use and Distribute
>> AIX Software and Files for Permanent Injunction"
>> (http://ir.sco.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=111534)
>> SCO wants IBM to immediately stop shipping AIX and return all copies of
>> System V source code to SCO.
> I wonder if this will ultimately lead to the more rapid diminution of (non
> Solaris) traditional vendor UNIX(tm).

Why should it?  There's no reason to assume that IBM will even stop
shipping AIX, let alone other vendors.  An interesting point, though
(from David Lloyd): if they revoke licenses, they no longer get
license fees.  I can't see them doing too much of it.

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