[TUHS] sco v. ibm

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Thu May 22 14:37:38 AEST 2003

On Thursday, 22 May 2003 at  9:19:45 +1000, Warren Toomey wrote:
> On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 02:53:17PM -0500, Phil Garcia wrote:
>> Hi,
>> What do you make of the SCO (Caldera) lawsuit?
>> Does it affect the archive in any way?
> Assuming that the Caldera BSD-style license agreement for Ancient UNIX
> is real (http://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Caldera-license.pdf), then it gives
> us the right to freely distribute these systems.

I'd feel a *lot* happier if we'd finally get confirmation from SCO
that they both know about this license and agree that it's genuine.  I
was contacted by a reporter a week or so ago, and I told her about it.
She contacted Caldera, who pointed to
http://shop.caldera.com/caldera/ancient.html as the current valid
license agreement:

> When I mentionned to SCO that they had released free licenses to
> ancient Unix, they said that that license was for non-commercial
> use. When I mentionned the letter (January 2002) from Bill Broderick
> that seemingly grants unemcumbered use of these ancient Unix
> versions, SCO said that that is not the license agreement and that
> they would send me the license agreement. Here it is:
> http://shop.caldera.com/caldera/ancient.html

It appears that there has been such turnover in Caldera/SCO in the
last 15 months that they don't know what they have done.

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