SCO's copyright letter
Posted Dec 22, 2003 23:06 UTC (Mon) by MajereDB8
Parent article: SCO's copyright letter
It would seem that SCO has been misusing their intellectual property since they've been actively trying to convince BSD/Linux users for years that Linux doesn't violate their intellectual property, perhaps even actively adding such code to Linux. In certain circles, we call that "entrapment."
Ever heard of Rambus? The company that convinced the memory industry that they didn't own patents on a specific memory bus type, convinced companies to use their patented bus as the industry standard, and then started suing for patent infringement? This seems rather similar to SCO.
Interestingly enough, most of the header files they now claim to be infringing files may be included in most modern operating systems. And since many companies (Microsoft included) don't indemnify their users, SCO seems to be suggesting that they could sue any end user of any operating system.
Hrm... maybe it's just me, but it's sort of ironic that SCO attempts to paint Linux users as "communist" when really the company that wants to take the hard work that everyone else has done for themselves without any payment is run by Mr. McBride.
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