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glibc got forked

glibc got forked

Posted Jun 27, 2013 16:52 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: glibc got forked by dakas
Parent article: Richard Stallman becomes a Hall-of-Famer

given that SCO sued IBM about code that IBM wrote and contributed to the kernel, I don't think that there is any possible assignment scheme that would have prevented the SCO lawsuit.

SCO was ruled against multiple times, but appeals courts have given them second and third chances, but even so, 99.9999% of what they originally claimed has been thrown out, even without the Novel intervention.

At this point, if Novel were to try and pick up where SCO left off, they would not get very far. Between all the work that went into showing the weaknesses in SCOs claims, and the estopple that would be able to be claimed by anyone sued, there is basically no chance of anyone winning.

Now, that doesn't mean that nobody could take a case to court and eat up a lot of legal fees on the part of the defenders, that doesn't take having a great case, it just takes having a great lawyer who can convince the Judge that they may have a case.

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