[Talk] Novell the Red Knight...

Greg 'groggy' Lehey Greg.Lehey at auug.org.au
Thu May 29 13:28:50 EST 2003

On Thursday, 29 May 2003 at 11:59:28 +1000, Con Zymaris wrote:
> On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 11:53:01AM +1000, David Purdue wrote:
>> The press has already picked up on AUUG's press release - see,
>> for example,
>> http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/05/29/1053801475940.html
>> Also, SCO has published a response to Novell's release:
>> http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030528/law059_1.html
>> http://ir.sco.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=110126
>> Seems SCO is not accusing IBM of patent or copyright infringement, but
>> breach of contract.
>> Difficult to see how this would extend to all other users of Linux, with
>> which SCO has no contract.
>> Curiouser and curiouser.
> ...and curiouser.
>  CBS MarketWatch reports on Novell's challenge to SCO, and quotes SCO CEO
>  Darl McBride as asserting that SCO owns the Unix copyrights.  "McBride
>  added that unless more companies start licensing SCO's property, he may
>  also sue Linus Torvalds, who is credited with inventing the Linux
>  operating system, for patent infringement."
>  http://lwn.net/Articles/33976/

Somewhere round here I have difficulties believing things.  Who's
stupid?  Me?  The reporter?  McBride?  One of us must be.  I've seldom
seen such stupidity.

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