Subject: SCO will soon be going after BSD
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang S. Rupprecht <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/19/2003 11:50:22
Does this mean SCO is going to start making trouble for NetBSD?

    Why SCO will soon be going after BSD

    SCO is going to attack the 1994 AT&T/BSD settlement. That's a very
    interesting item that the few favored analysts (and only a select few
    journalists) who were allowed to ask questions failed to pick up
    on. Here's our take on why SCO is embarking on this new course of

    SCO has steadfastly refused to get specific about infringement of
    its IP. That's probably not because they are coy, but rather
    because they can't. The few snippets of code it dared to make
    public already have been laughed off the stage and quite
    thoroughly debunked. With both IBM and Red Hat now demanding in
    court that SCO show its cards, the company came to realization
    that it was either at the end of the trail or that it had to
    broaden its horizons.

    They've chosen the latter. CEO Darl McBride, in fact, used the
    term "broad and deep" several times in his remarks, and that was
    no accident. Since they cannot show infringement of SCO Unix code,
    SCO now plans to challenge the 9-year-old settlement between AT&T
    and BSD. If it can successfully do that, then its claims that
    Linux contains tainted code can be substantiated. If it can't, SCO
    is dead meat.