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    Default New McBride IP Letter on SCO Website

    http://www.sco.com/company/openletter/

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    Bill Guest

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    Default Re: New McBride IP Letter on SCO Website

    Bill Burns wrote:
     

    Have you seen this page ? http://radio.weblogs.com/0120124/

    one of the companies I used to work for has decided that continuing with
    OpenServer is too risky with the attack on SCO from IBM. Hope to be on HP
    systems by the end of the year...

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    On Tue, Sep 09, 2003, Mark Edwards wrote: 
    >
    >Have you seen this page ? http://radio.weblogs.com/0120124/
    >
    >one of the companies I used to work for has decided that continuing with
    >OpenServer is too risky with the attack on SCO from IBM. Hope to be on HP
    >systems by the end of the year...[/ref]

    ``Attack on SCO from IBM''?????

    This sounds like the time office Murphy arrived at the scene of
    an accident where Father O'Brien had the front end of his car
    planted firmly in the trunk of another car. Murphy walks up to
    the driver of the car in front and asks ``and how fast were you going
    when you backed into the Good Father's car''?

    Bill
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    On Tue, 09 Sep 2003 20:23:14 +0100, Mark Edwards
    <co.uk> wrote:
     
    >
    >Have you seen this page ? http://radio.weblogs.com/0120124/
    >
    >one of the companies I used to work for has decided that continuing with
    >OpenServer is too risky with the attack on SCO from IBM. Hope to be on HP
    >systems by the end of the year...[/ref]

    Dude, as someone who spends all day working around HPUX and Linux
    servers, I can tell you that HP's unix is nothing special. Maybe not
    as backward as SCO's offerings, but it's still pretty grim. In fact
    it's so bad I simply nfs export all the filesystems on ours to the
    linux machines so that I can script and work in a more pleasant
    environment! Damned expensive too - one of our servers is running dual
    440MHZ CPUs, and we need to upgrade badly. However, the price to move
    to 750MHZ is... wait for it... 7500.00... for EACH CPU! It's
    (marginally) cheaper to lease a brand new machine of the same spec for
    3 years than upgrade the current one.

    Needless to say, Linux on x86 is the future plan ;-) - you can buy a
    lot of x86 kit for 50,000...
    FyRE Guest

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    Bill Campbell <com> wrote in message news:<mi.celestial.com>... 
    >
    > ``Attack on SCO from IBM''?????
    >[/ref]

    I'm guessing this means the company believes 4 clear patent
    infringement claims from IBM are a more credible risk than the
    nebulous "IP infringement" claim from SCO.
    Unless most of those patents are found to be bogus, SCO may have a
    hard time keeping its product line, regardless of the outcome of its
    own suit.
    Henri Guest

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    On Wed, Sep 10, 2003, Henri wrote: 
    >>
    >> ``Attack on SCO from IBM''?????[/ref]
    >
    >I'm guessing this means the company believes 4 clear patent
    >infringement claims from IBM are a more credible risk than the
    >nebulous "IP infringement" claim from SCO.
    >Unless most of those patents are found to be bogus, SCO may have a
    >hard time keeping its product line, regardless of the outcome of its
    >own suit.[/ref]

    That could well be. I read the word ``attack'' to mean that IBM was the
    first to initiate force against SCO. Given that licensing patents has been
    a major source of revenue at IBM for decades, I would have to believe that
    they are reasonably familiar with the laws in the U.S. and other local
    jurisdictions.

    I view IBM's countersuit more in the light of swatting a pesky fly or
    perhaps the old Richard Pryor bit about kids trying to fight the old
    warrior.

    Bill
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    they oppress.'' -- Frederick Douglass.
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