[linux-elitists] microsoft's license - SCO

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Tue Aug 12 20:31:09 PDT 2003


on Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 05:27:27AM -0400, Matthew W. Miller (mwmiller@columbus.rr.com) wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 12:43:23AM -0800, tek wrote:
> >Does anyone else find it hilarious how microsoft spouts off about how 
> >they licensed SCO cause of their deep respect for IP and patents yet
> >they are in court for one hell of alot of violations of other peoples
> >IP and patent violations. 
> 
> The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is spanking?

This goes back to the days when Bill was fishing with his left hand in
Dartmouth College's dumpsters for old printouts of BASIC while penning
the Letter to Hobbyists with his right.

Be really interesting if some BASIC copyright claims were to surface.
Seems IBM might even have a claim dating to PC DOS days.

Peace.

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