SCO v. IBM settlement deal is done, but zombie case shuffles on elsewhere

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Peter Flass

Aug 30, 2021, 9:20:29 AMAug 30

Scott Lurndal

Aug 30, 2021, 11:00:18 AMAug 30
Peter Flass <> writes:

All the original details (up through 2013) are still here:

J. Clarke

Aug 30, 2021, 1:17:00 PMAug 30
On Mon, 30 Aug 2021 06:20:26 -0700, Peter Flass
<> wrote:


The kind of thinking that shows that business people are morons. There
is no huge revenue stream to be had from Linux. If they try to claim
some part of it as "intellectual property" the Linux developers will
just clean-room it away.

Scott Lurndal

Aug 30, 2021, 1:30:41 PMAug 30
Have you every looked at either the USL or Linux source tree?

Are you familiar with the RCU functionality that IBM (nee Sequent)
donated to Linux which was the primary functionality subject to
the lawsuit?

clean-rooming it away isn't so easy as you imagine.

Frankly, the lawsuit was bogus from the start. But once bad lawyers
gets their teeth into something, all bets are off, since they get
paid regardless of the outcome.

And had they won, there would be a large payout and the revenue
stream would continue as long as one Redhat or Suse customer
was still using releases with the infringing technology.

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