Subject: Re: SCO will soon be going after BSD
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rick Kelly <email@example.com>
Date: 11/19/2003 14:34:57
Peter Seebach said:
>Er. I think it means SCO is stupid. I wonder if they got the UNIX
>intellectual property, but not the legal documentation associated with the
>legal battle. My understanding is that AT&T was very lucky to escape the
>BSD settlement as easily as they did, once the court saw everything. This
>is, of course, unsubstantiated, because the entire thing is so confidential.
1. *BSD followed the agreement and went to a 4.4BSD Lite2 codebase.
2. The "real SCO" put everything from System III back under a hobbyist
source code license.
3. Caldera put everything from V32 back under the BSD license.
4. This was followed by the release of all previously encumbered BSD
1. Caldera/SCO has made no attempt to disprove the theory that SYSV got
mingled with Linux by their own software engineers.
2. Up until very recently, Caldera/SCO had the "offending" Linux source and
binary code up for free download on their website.
Rick Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org www.rmkhome.com