[TUHS] IANAL. Kimball has ruled
wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Fri Jul 18 03:04:07 AEST 2008
Quoting Boyd Lynn Gerber, who wrote on Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 10:33:12AM -0600 ..
> On Thu, 17 Jul 2008, Jose R. Valverde wrote:
> > I have to change my opinion on SCO to consider them now UNIX zealots. As
> > I read it, I guess Sun was worried by possibly non-ATT code in SVRX, and
> > may be by Novell's assertions, so they shielded themselves: if I'm not
> > wrong that means OpenSolaris is safe and the responsibility for that
> > relies totally on SCO.
> > SCO thus was willing to take any risks regarding third parties with
> > respect to opening up SVRX derived Solaris. That was very bold and
> > valiant (though seeminglymay be wrong) from them. Why they decided to
> > allow open sourcing via Sun instead of Unixware is their choice. I guess
> > they thought it would play better for them to sell a 'closed' Unixware
> > as an 'enhanced' or 'better product' than open solaris. It also fits
> > within Caldera's previous opening other ancient UNIX.
> > My guess is they were for opening SVRX as a way to increase market share
> > of UNIX against LINUX but preferred Sun to open _their_ version instead
> > of opening SCO's own. At the same time they must have thought that a
> > combined attack on Linux would drive most people off Linux towards
> > opensource UNIX and that corporate interests would prefer SCO's closed
> > Unixware to Sun's open source solution in line with tradition.
> Caldera/SCO was trying to get everything opensourced. They released
> OpenUNIX 8.0 which was UnixWare 7.1.2. They had reached an agreement with
> every one and were about to release everything a the big expo in Jan/Feb
> east cost. It was to be a joint IBM/SCO announcement, when IBM suddenly
> decided against it and were addamanly now doing everything to stop it.
> IBM was the "big bad guy". What I never could understand is how the roles
** lawyers **
that is the keyword here :)
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