|FROM ||Ron Guerin
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] I sense a theme here...
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Subject: Re: [hangout] I sense a theme here...
From: Ron Guerin
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Date: 24 Jun 2003 18:46:49 -0400
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On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 18:28, David Sugar wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 June 2003 05:57 pm, Ron Guerin wrote:
> > On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 17:46, David Sugar wrote:
> > > ..., I am not sure SCO really has clear copyright to Unix System V,
> > > nor do I see immediately how they have the right or legal standing to
> > > enforce past contracts that, in theory, remain principally between
> > > Novell and others, even before discussing their claims.
> > Well, everyone's original favorite theory looks more likely all the
> > time. Darl McBride and co. took over at Caldera, looked around, saw the
> > utter hopelessness of it all and decided they had nothing to lose by
> > coming up with an extortion scheme and never taking their eyes off the
> > prize unless/until the Lindon Sheriff shows up to padlock SCO
> > headquarters.
> I also assume that they hoped they could pressure IBM into an early
> settlement of some kind before being forced to actually "reveal" their
> evidence and risk being jailed for fraud.
Since they've now come out and said that $20 million (alleged) payment
from Microsoft to Caldera/SCO was merely an API layer license and does
not protect Microsoft from being sued for infringement, we can see well
enough what SCO's plan du jour is. Shake some kind of settlement out of
IBM at the table or in court, then go after Microsoft. They'll use the
fact that Microsoft has already licensed something as ammunition when
they go after the big prize. If Apple's still in business after that,
OS X will be an easy mark.
But that was last week's master plan. Who knows what SCO will change
their allegations to _this_ week?
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