Re: Does SCO have a case
From: wb (dead_email_at_nospam.com)
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 12:08:56 GMT
> So far, it would appear that SCO's scare tactics are working. Our local
> school district got cold feet after being shown headlines about Linux
> being a pirated OS. Result, we now have seven thousand copies of XP to
> load, rather than the small pile of Red Hat that we bought in the summer.
> Searching all over the web, I am astounded at how many opinions there are
> on the subject and how few facts. Most of them are from Linux techies who
> laugh at the claims of SCO and point out SCO is going to be pounded into
> the ground - reminds me of the story of the grasshoppers deciding to get
> rid of the elephants. Like listening to the wind - it may be pleasant,
> but it tells you nothing.
> Can anybody point to a site that has REAL legal information on the
> subject? Such as, is there any slightest, unbelievably remote, 10 million
> to 1, blue sky, lottery winning possibility that SCO is right? I can't go
> before a school board and say that Joe, down the street, has used Linux
> for years, knows all about it, has two PCs with Linux and he really likes
> it and says that SCO is wrong.
> Opinions are welcome and I agree with most of them, but I need some facts.
> (However, I realise that there may not be any available - after all, if I
> suddenly claim to own the land under New York city, I obviously can't
> prove anything, but the courts may take years to chuck my claim out while
> all along making people nervous about purchasing any real estate there.)
> If the powers that be (IBM, Red Hat, Suse, etc) sit on this much longer,
> the big recent burst of momentum is going to coast to a stop.
I have access to SVR3( which AIX was derived from, but appears
nothing like the original !!! I worked on AIX) , SVR4,
UnixWare 2.0x and 2.4 Linux kernel
source and I don't see any comparsions wrt SMP implementation
as SCO have claimed.I'd like to see what they are actually
comparing. 2.4 kernels don't even offer any SMP management tools.