[linux-elitists] SCO Media Statement Re IBM Counterclaims

Aaron Lehmann aaronl@vitelus.com
Thu Aug 7 14:14:21 PDT 2003


On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 05:00:58PM -0400, Matthew Galgoci wrote:
> "We view IBM's counterclaim filing today as an effort to distract
> attention from its flawed Linux business model. It repeats the same
> unsubstantiated allegations made in Red Hat's filing earlier this
> week. If IBM were serious about addressing the real problems with
> Linux, it would offer full customer indemnification and move away
> from the GPL license.

I can't make this stuff up.

> Regarding Patent Accusations
> 
> SCO has shipped these products for many years, in some cases for
> nearly two decades, and this is the first time that IBM has ever
> raised an issue about patent infringement in these products.
> 
> Furthermore, these claims were not raised in IBM's original answer.

SCO/Caldera shipped Linux for years, and didn't raise this IP bullshit
until they got desperate.



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