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Marshmallowman
23rd January 2003, 18:14
feck,
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=74&e=1&cid=74&u=/cmp/20030123/tc_cmp/inw20030122s0011

leech
23rd January 2003, 23:40
That could be one of the dumbest things I've ever read. Linus reverse engineered a free unix-like kernel. There is no intellectual property there. Not to mention.... who could they sue? There is no ONE company that backs linux. That's like trying to sue God because you might have written a paragraph in the Bible and he's getting credit for it.

Leech

Marshmallowman
24th January 2003, 00:06
I agree
But those corporate lawyers will argue 1+1=99 if someone pays them, and with enough money and BS they get some fecking ridiculus things through.

Sasq
24th January 2003, 05:40
Looking at his track record, I think linux should be safe ;)

leech
24th January 2003, 09:30
Good point :D

Leech

WyWyWyWy
24th January 2003, 15:56
SCO doesn't have to sue anyone. If they won they can stop any other companies from selling Linux hence a monoploy. Saying that, they won't win.

Oh if they won then other Unices would probably die too (*BSD Solaris Minix Hurd etc).

Wombat
25th January 2003, 14:38
Of course, they couldn't sell Linux either. All that GPL would get in the way, and Linus owns the <I>Linux</I> trademark, so they'd need another name.