Aussie OSI release position paper on SCO

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Howard, May 26, 2004.

  1. Howard

    Howard Guest

    Seems a little bit relevant here as well, given the similarity of the fair
    trading laws in both countries.

    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/05/26/1085461817065.html

    Key points:
    1) SCO launched this lawsuit as a cynical share-price pump and dump exercise
    2) SCO has dropped the key argument in its case against IBM.
    3) SCO's claims that companies such as Computer Associates have bought its
    Linux Intellectual
    Property (IP) Licenses are false.
    4) Unless proven, there is no infringing code in Linux
    5) Linux does not infringe on any SCO IP with respect to Application
    Programming Interfaces (API)
    6) Linux does not infringe on any SCO IP with respect to Application Binary
    Interfaces (ABI)
    7) SCO's case will fail because it cannot prove it owns any Unix copyrights
    nor can it prove that any
    infringing Unix code is in Linux
    8) The AutoZone and Daimler-Chrysler defendants were not sued for using
    Linux
    9) Microsoft is the only reason that SCO is still in business.
     
    Howard, May 26, 2004
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  2. Howard

    steve Guest

    Howard wrote:

    > 9) Microsoft is the only reason that SCO is still in business.


    .....which was obvious from the start.

    Their denials - only to be found to be pumping into SCO through 3rd
    parties - only make Microsoft liars about lying.

    But we knew that anyway.

    With poor ethics likes this, it's no wonder people are suspicious of all
    business.
     
    steve, May 26, 2004
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