Subject: Re: SCO's actions
To: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 05/19/2003 00:30:09
Mike Cheponis said:

>Microsoft Corp. has agreed to buy rights to Unix technology from SCO Group Inc., a boost to SCO's controversial campaign to exact royalties for a predecessor to the Linux operating system.

>No financial terms are being disclosed in the deal, under which Microsoft will license SCO's Unix patents and underlying technology called source code. But Microsoft's move suggests that the software company's lawyers view SCO's patents as important, and could encourage other companies to strike similar pacts.

I wonder about this. As far as I know, under a previous ruling in court with
the original SCO company, Microsoft can't get into the UNIX business.
Rick Kelly