[linux-elitists] SCO: subpoenas to the backers, at last

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Thu Feb 23 12:11:04 PST 2006

People following the SCOX lawsuits have been wondering
about the company's deals with Sun and Microsoft --
neither company really seemed to need anything that
SCOX had to offer, and the only explanation that made
sense was that "SCOSource Licensing" was just a way
to throw money at attacking Linux.

After all, Sun had already bought out its Unix
license, direct from Novell, and Microsoft's "Services
for Unix" (SFU) is not itself Unix.

Now that Solaris source code is being released,
and MSFT SFU has been on the market for a while,
it might be a good time to ask -- is there any
sign that either Sun or Microsoft is actually using
anything licensed from SCOX at all?  Anyone seen any
comments or licenses with SCOSOurce-related notices,
or have any software whose "About" box says "portions
copyright The SCO Group"?

Don Marti

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