Subject: Re: Initial thoughts on IBM-SCO Lawsuit, and Implications for FSBs
From: Don Marti <>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 08:11:42 -0800

begin Larry M. Augustin quotation of Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 08:01:27AM -0800:

> In summary, the key point being IBM had access to SCO's source code as
> part of a licensing agreement.  SCO alleges that IBM released
> intellectual property (trade secrets and/or copyrighted code) in
> violation of that license agreement.
> Individual developers and companies that are not SCO licensees would
> not appear to be potential targets for this type of lawsuit.

So the main point here is: Don't accept "Shared Source", or any
access to proprietary source code under NDA, or this will happen
to you if the licensor doesn't like something you do in the future.

Don Marti                  Even if we don't get DMCA reform, loudly     demanding DMCA reform is going to get the             injustice of the DMCA in front of the next
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