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  • Subject: [News] Summary of SCO's Case Against... Itself
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 00:25:22 +0000
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SCO's IP Rights After Distributing UnitedLinux Under the GPL

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| But consider what we know for sure SCO did do, 
| distribute its code in UnitedLinux under the 
| GPL. In the FOSS marketplace, they do that, 
| and back then SCO was a Linux company. And 
| what is simply true is that you can't operate 
| in the FOSS space unless you do share under 
| the GPL or some other Open Source license that 
| indeed can affect your rights, especially with 
| respect to suing people for copyright 
| infringement. And both Santa Cruz and Caldera, 
| now SCO Group, understood that, and complied 
| with the terms, grudgingly but they at least 
| pretended that it was a great thing. For 
| example, here's a couple of screenshots for 
| you from the goode olde dayes, when they each 
| wanted to cooperate with the FOSS world.


SCO is getting smaller and smaller

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| SCO is downsizing. Ch. 11 Trustee Edward
| Cahn has filed a motion for the sale,
| transfer or abandonment of certain de
| minimis assets. They have also signed a
| new lease with Canopy, and they hope the
| court will approve it. The new lease with
| Canopy is for space more than 50 percent
| smaller than where they've been. So, no
| more feet on that huge desk in Darl's
| office. Remember that picture? Ah, yes,
| 2004. The bogo accusations. I call them
| the Bogo Years.



SCO CEO likely will be forced out of job

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| Darl McBride said Monday he regrets that he is being pushed out as CEO of The
| SCO Group software company but not his decision to sue IBM and Novell,
| lawsuits that led to the company's bankruptcy and ultimately his departure.



In His Own Words: McBride

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| Suddenly, all the "fat lady" and "it ain't over till it's over" metaphors
| were trotted out. SCO isn't dead yet, look out Linux fans!
| With all due respect to my colleagues in the press: puh-leeze.
| First off, most people with a modicum of sense knew the litigation wasn't
| over. With bankruptcy proceedings and the SCO v. everybody cases... there was
| very little chance that this was all going to fade away into the abyss. At
| most, all of these legal proceedings will enough new cash to keep things
| going faster--provided the court approves the restucturing plan. Which, as
| far as I know, the court hasn't approved yet. The York Group reorganization
| proposal was nixed, you may recall.


SCO Tried to Gag Groklaw in 2004

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| So SCO tried to gag Groklaw beginning in 2004. It moved on to
| false insinuations to journalists, ugly innuendo during a conference
| about me and Groklaw, having friendly journalists with PIs try to
| dig up dirt on me, a massive astroturfing campaign all over the
| internet, and then finally to intimidation with their recent motion.
| Well, I'm gagging, all right, but not in a good way, and certainly
| not in the way SCO hoped.
| I will respond like this, seriously for a moment. This is America.
| I am an American citizen. I was born here, born to certain rights
| as my birthright. I'm allowed to cover this litigation without
| being harassed and intimidated or threatened or gagged. I'm
| allowed to present facts that disprove SCO's public allegations.
| I am allowed to write what I believe is the truth, and I'm
| to present research about the allegations.

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