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SCO vs Linux, sum up last 6 months

Anyone care to sum up what has happend between SCO and the linux community in the last 6 months. I have not heard much lately and was wondering if anyone here has been keeping up on the legal battles.
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knollbertCommented:
SCO -- You Copied
Linux -- kinda only so many ways to say toUpper (torvalds "some of that original code I wrote --- Terrible"
Novell -- We sold you (SCO) Rights to use it, but not the copyrights to go with it.
Microsoft ---- Here's a settlement for you absurd amount of money (both SCO And Sun)
IBM -- supposedly has backed linux (IBM has the most copyrights and maybe threatening to use them)

slighly off subject but check out
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1618816,00.asp
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sciuriwareCommented:
You can't award points to anyone for this kind of question.

;JOOP!
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DMS-XAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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DMS-XAuthor Commented:
sciuriware,

I gave you 20 points, do you feel better now?

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sciuriwareCommented:
To be honest, I feel bad:
in 1977 I was one of the first to switch to UNIX (6th edition); a wonderfull world opened for me.
In 1988 I joined a large company that a.o. made use of SVR5 and later SCO.
I feel betrayed by Bell Labs (and successors) as they just threw pearls for swines and by SCO
who made me sell Caldera, while spitting on LINUX.
Meanwhile, what's the difference now between XP and SuSE 9 ?
Both are hard to get running what you need.
Open source? Ever tried to collect all the needed RPMs?
Utopia has vanished.
I can only hope JAVA has a better life (during my carrier).
Thanks for the points.
;JOOP!
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