Subject: Re: SCO's actions
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <email@example.com>
Date: 05/23/2003 17:39:18
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On Friday, 23 May 2003 at 0:19:29 -0600, Rick Kelly wrote:
> Jim Wise said:
>> It's not clear what this tells us about how `important' System V is. It
>> is clear that if we have nothing better to do in the year _2003_ than
>> rehash tired old BSD vs. SVR4 flames, we're all a bunch of pathetic old
> The question is how important will the courts think SCO SVRx is. Will they
> try to sue everybody and anybody. *BSD does not have the money to go to
BSD has already been to court and settled.
> What will all this crap do to the UNIX business in general?
If you mean UNIX(tm), probably not much. It will harm Linux, though
it's not clear how much
> Or NetBSD in particular?
It will do NetBSD (and also FreeBSD and OpenBSD) a *lot* of good. I
can't say I'm happy how it came to be, but I'm sure that lots of
people will look for alternatives.
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