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On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 20:38:58 -0500
Bill Horne wrote:
> I think SCO's actions are a prima facie (pun intended) case for tort
Maybe so, but I think they really believed they had a case.
> The business strategy of this company can be summed up in three words:
> lies, bullying, and lawsuits. The shame of it all is that they got away
> with so much of it for so long.
I would agree here to some extent.
I think that when Caldera bought the Unix division from The Santa Cruz
Operation, that Caldera believed that they received the Unix IP. Either
they were sold a bill of goods by Santa Cruz or they were simply
misinformed. I also think that when they engaged in their case against
IBM, they may have been under the misguided impression that IBM would
simply pay them off. For a short while, they were able to bully some
I do think that their attorneys used a lot of smoke and mirrors, but
the slander charge they leveled at Novell indicates that they actually
believed that they owned the Unix copyrights.
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