Subject: Re: SCO Releases Linux OS for Itanium 2 (fwd)
From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com>
Date: 17 Apr 2003 08:56:41 -0700

corbet-fsb@lwn.net (Jonathan Corbet) writes:

> > Sounds like someone within SCO's product group didn't get the memo
> > from legal.
> 
> In fact, you really have to wonder what's going on there.  The new
> announcement brags about all kinds of "enterprise" features - including
> EVMS and JFS.  It's got all that stuff they say couldn't be there unless it
> had been stolen from them...

It's amusing, but there isn't any contradiction.  If the code was
stolen from them, then they are the only ones with the legal right to
sell it.  Presumably they have some license on the product which puts
restrictions on the part of the code they claim to own.  If the suit
succeeds completely, then SCO could be the only legal Linux vendor.

Not that that's going to happen, but it's more or less rational
behaviour on their part.

Ian