Mailinglist Archive: opensuse (5130 mails)

< Previous Next >
Re: Meta-discussion on the IP issues of GPUs and 3D -- 99.9% people never heard of Monterey
  • From: "Bryan J. Smith" <b.j.smith@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 11:58:40 -0400
  • Message-id: <1148918320.2724.285.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2006-05-29 at 17:20 +0200, Anders Johansson wrote:
> The article was written March 6, 2003

Yes, because 100% of the IT media didn't actually _read_ the brief and
recognize what it was in the March 2003 filing.

A _contract_ dispute.

SCO didn't have to prove junk. They only had to show that IBM violated
the Non-Compete by assisting Linux -- a violation of that contract to
share IP.

It wasn't until May 2003, when IBM didn't settle, that the Linux IP
"smokescreen" went up.

> "We are alleging they have contaminated their Linux work with inappropriate
> knowledge from Unix," said Chris Sontag, senior vice president of operating
> systems at SCO and head of the company's SCOsource effort to make more money
> from its intellectual property.

Yes! Exactly! You're misinterpreting that!
IBM had a _signed_contract_ with SCO to develop 64-bit UNIX!
That contract included a "Non-Compete"!

The March 2003 filing had _nothing_ to do with the USL purchase from
Novell, originally AT&T. It had 100% to do with IBM's _signed_contract_
to develop a 64-bit UNIX with SCO!

90+% of rabid Linux advocates didn't know that.
and 100% of the IT media didn't as well!

> [...]
> SCO hasn't sued other companies that have Linux products--for example, Red Hat
> or SuSE, but Sontag didn't rule out such actions.

That's c|Net leading SCO.
Which is what 100% of the IT media industry did.

Because 99.9% of people didn't have the faintest idea of what Monterey
was! IBM was _contractually_obligated_ to many things with SCO.

When IBM didn't settle, the rabid Linux advocates and IT media _gave_
SCO the "smokescreen" it could use to get more funding to make it to
trial. So they did so in May 2003 -- expanding the lawsuit to $3B and
the whole "Linux IP" FUD.

That's it in a nutshell!
And we helped SCO do it!
And we're supporting bully's like IBM!

Bryan J. Smith Professional, technical annoyance
Americans don't get upset because citizens in some foreign
nations can burn the American flag -- Americans get upset
because citizens in those same nations can't burn their own

< Previous Next >