One of these days we'll manage to keep SCO off the front page. Not this
week. The next two articles cover a couple of important issues in this
whole mess - the breathtaking scope of SCO's claims and a look inside the
company as revealed in its latest 10Q filing. Both articles, we think,
give some insight into just what the Linux community is up against.
During the last week the read-copy-update (RCU) technology has been singled
out as one of IBM's contributions that SCO objects to. We ran an article looking into the
origins of RCU and concluding that SCO had nothing to do with the creation
of RCU. The article is a
bit dated (already) but it still gives an overview of the RCU situation; a
number of the reader comments are well worth reading too. In the end,
however, origins matter little; SCO believes it owns everything that was
ever part of a Unix system.
The company has filed a new version of its complaint against IBM,
upping the damages demanded and changing many points. See this LWN article for a brief summary, a pointer
to the document, and numerous comments.
Finally, should all this not be enough on SCO, the SCOvsIBM
Wiki maintained by Karsten Self is exhaustive and exhausting.
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