Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote: > > > I'm more inclined to think that these are different parts of the same > > company who don't (didn't) know about the other part. > > Another strong possibility. Happens all the time.
Not this time. The reports are quoting the CEO from interviews and official letters. They are reporting the creation of a new business unit ("SCOsource") to handle company intellectual property. The purpose is obviously not to get good publicity. http://siliconvalley.internet.com/news/article.php/1573491 quotes the CEO: "SCO is [...] identifying where intellectual property violations have taken place, and helping resolve those violations" http://news.com.com/2100-1001-981569.html?tag=fd_top quotes the CEO: "To us, it's not an issue of: Is Linux violating (SCO intellectual property)? It's an issue of: Is anybody violating it?" And it quotes the CEO noting the presence of their code in (Mac) OS/X. We can hope that he doesn't know something about the secret agreements over that code which we don't, and is just an ignorant CEO speaking too soon, and that his new lawyer will educate him about the code's status. Note that this scheme is not the one previously announced to sell licenses to the SysV compatibility libraries which the articles says is "a program that customers have been asking for". They didn't need the new laywer to figure out how to help their customers resolve that one. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message