[TUHS] Zombified SCO comes back from the dead, brings trial back to life against IBM

Kevin Bowling kevin.bowling at kev009.com
Fri Apr 2 02:14:17 AEST 2021

On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 8:34 AM Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 01, 2021 at 05:27:40PM +0200, Josh Good wrote:
> > On 2021 Apr  1, 09:12, Warner Losh wrote:
> > > The other set of claims made, which may be stronger, was that IBM and
> > > Redhat used their dominant position to lock out OSes other than Linux,
> > > including FreeBSD from their cloud platform.
> >
> > I don't think IBM has a dominant position in the cloud business.
> Microsoft's
> > Azure and Amazon's AWS are the dominant forces in the cloud business.
> >
> > I don't see merit on that claim from XinuOS. They are just firing in all
> > directions to find out if by chance they hit some target with money to
> milk.
> And the real joke is that they haven't done any serious work so far as I
> can
> tell.  The original SCO sucked and then they release SVr<something> but so
> far as I know, there wasn't a decent development team.  When I was doing
> the TCP/IP port I worked with Jeff Radik a bunch but I never got the sense
> there were big projects at SCO, it was mostly out sourcing.  That was a
> long time ago so who knows.

My understanding is SCO was known for good company with good engineers in
the early ‘90s.  Do we not have any alumni on this list?

> All I know is that Sun did orders of magnitude more work to the kernel,
> libraries, at the rest of user space.

I think amongst other problems they got fragmented too early with three
unix forks for that small a company.

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