[linux-elitists] Info on SCO Lawsuit

Jeff Waugh jdub@perkypants.org
Thu May 29 11:51:46 PDT 2003


<quote who="Jeff Waugh">

> <quote who="Karsten M. Self">
> 
> > It would seem SCO admits here to licensing Novell's technology for SCO's
> > Unix products, and actually realizes little revenue from Unix licensing
> > as it is -- save the 5% "administration fee".
> 
> The passage doesn't make the reality entirely clear - thi arrangement
> applies only to existing Novell licensors when the deal was struck. SCO
> just administers those payments (Novell wanted to continue making money on
> these licenses). New licensors pay full $$$ to SCO, and according to their
> Asia Pacific managing director, Kieran O'Shaughnessy, they're making a
> good sum on those.

Pfft! s/licensors/licensees/ :-)

- Jeff

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