Subject: Re: Text of SCO's complaint
From: Simon Cozens <>
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 17:16:16 +0000

Ben Laurie:
> Did you read it? It seems quite clear that they are specifically 
> alleging that open sourcing printer drivers (91) and the journaling 
> filesystem (92) are examples of infringement.

That much seems clear - IBM had a bunch of AIX goodies which they released
for Linux, and if those AIX goodies really belong to SCO, then SCO have a very
good case for the IP theft bit.

The bit that they're going to have fun proving is that Linux was destined to
obscurity without IBM coming in and giving away this code.

"Which you then convert to gold, non-perishable food, firearms, good liquor & 
a secluded hideaway in the last of the internet official protocol standards"
        -- Megahal (trained on asr), 1998-11-05