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SCO files for chapter 7 (Groklaw)

SCO files for chapter 7 (Groklaw)

Posted Aug 10, 2012 8:06 UTC (Fri) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
In reply to: SCO files for chapter 7 (Groklaw) by drag
Parent article: SCO files for chapter 7 (Groklaw)

The major difference is that Microsoft is probably technically right.

Whatever. The SCO Group made the big mistake of actually suing IBM, but then couldn't come up with reasonable evidence that Linux was copied from their stuff. So far Microsoft, for the most part, hasn't deigned to come up with specific patents of theirs that they think Linux infringes. Creating the impression that they could is much more worthwhile to them.

You don't think that if Microsoft had a patent that could actually stop Linux in its tracks they wouldn't use it? All we have seen so far are actions based on the FAT long-filename patent, filed against small companies like TomTom or companies for which Linux is a tool, not a product – basically trying to spread FUD among corporate Linux users about how they could get in trouble, too. It is quite likely that Microsoft's patent arsenal simply doesn't contain anything heavy enough to tackle the likes of Red Hat or IBM, so Linux should be safe.

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SCO files for chapter 7 (Groklaw)

Posted Aug 18, 2012 16:23 UTC (Sat) by woooee (guest, #54179) [Link]

Note that MicroSoft settled with Barnes and Noble after B&N decided to fight the bogus patents and argue the patent issue in a court. I now buy all my books from B&N BTW.

SCO files for chapter 7 (Groklaw)

Posted Aug 19, 2012 0:04 UTC (Sun) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

not quite.

Microsoft didn't "decide to settle" with B&N, B&N decided to settle with Microsoft. They dropped their legal defence and agreed to pay Microsoft some unknown amount of money in exchange for Microsoft dropping the lawsuit.

I was one of those people initially thrilled by B&N standing up against Microsoft. I purchased a nook color to use an an android tablet as a result of the news. But I was very disappointed to see them settle a few months later.

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