This will never end
Posted Nov 27, 2003 13:07 UTC (Thu) by Wol
In reply to: This will never end
Parent article: SCO update
IBM suspects that SCO Unix and Unixware contains GPL (from IBM's contributions to linux) code.
They have asked the judge to enforce the GPL, namely put all of SCO's code in those two programs under the GPL.
If SCO have put a "escape clause" somewhere so that legal ownership of Unix and Unixware disappears somewhere else when SCO loses, I can see the judge agreeing with IBM :-)
So any customer with a Unix source licence will be able to get their hands on the Unix/Unixware source, and PROVIDED they are careful not to infringe the stuff that's "copyright someone else", they'll be able freely to pass all SCO's code around as they see fit :-)
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