"Joe Dunning" <invalid> wrote in message
I went to the SCO Road Show yesterday and was impressed with their plan and
the way they are getting things back together, just like the old days.
There will be some impressive improvements and upgrades announced every
quarter for some time to come. They are also linking up with some great
vertical market application partners.
In any case they are running full steam. With 5.0.7 out and now being
trimmed up a bit, the next release is called, internally, "Legend", but will
probably come out as OSR 5.0.8 in about a year.
Of course the subject of the licensing of Intellectual Property came up.
They weren't allowed to say much, however it would appear that Linux Kernel
2.2 is clean. It seems that SCO IP shows up in Linux Kernel 2.4.
Others there, not SCO folks, seemed to be saying that some SCO code was
lifted from OpenServer and dropped into some Linux Kernels and apparently
all SCO copyright notices were deleted in the process.
At the moment it appears that SCO is working with the large companies who
use Linux with SCO IP embedded in it to negotiate licensing arrangements on
a no-fault basis.
SCO has no problem with Berkeley Unix of any flavor.
SCO bought back the 30% interest held by Microsoft about 4 years ago. That
was news to me.
Finally, SCO paid $100 million for UNIX, that is the software, not the trade