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    Am Donnerstag, 19. Juni 2003 21:30 schrieb Jesse Pollard:
    > On Thursday 19 June 2003 14:08, Thorsten Körner wrote:
    > > Hi Jesse
    > >
    > > Am Donnerstag, 19. Juni 2003 20:58 schrieb Jesse Pollard:
    > > > On Thursday 19 June 2003 12:37, Downing, Thomas wrote:
    > > > > I'm no authority, but IMHO
    > > > >
    > > > > > In article <20030619141443.GR29247@fs.tum.de>,
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > [snip]
    > > >
    > > > > > Which makes no sense. You're not at the mercy of Linus or the
    > > > > > kernel developers, neither at that of the KDE developers, but
    > > > > > TrollTech controls the KDE desktop wrt commercial apps.
    > > > >
    > > > > No, they don't. KDE uses the GPL for QT. If I build a commercial
    > > > > app using KDE, it is GPL. If I build a commercial app not using
    > > > > KDE, but using commercial QT, that has no effect on the KDE desktop.
    > > >
    > > > Lets see...
    > > >
    > > > SCO releases Linux code under GPL...
    > >
    > > Did they ?!? No they didn't
    > > They are talking about old Unix-Licenses, not about Linux. And SCO also
    > > has not licensed Unix to IBM themselves.
    >
    > It was my understanding that you could download SCO Linux up until about a
    > month after they started the lawsuit. By that time, all/most of the
    > contested code had to already be in the kernel. Since SCO was supplying it,
    > it was released (my opinion).
    The lawsuit has nothing to do with Caldera or SCO-Linux. It's to make money.
    The SCO-People seem to have read the book "How to make money while doing
    nothing" ;-)
    >
    > IMHO IBM AIX doesn't owe anything to SCO. Sure in the early days, IBM did
    > consider using System V... but it had so many problems being ported that
    > they completely dropped it, and continued with AIX development instead.
    >
    > I've used both.. and believe me, AIX doesn't work ANYTHING like System V.
    > no virtualization (disks), no partitioning (systems), no distributed
    > operations, minimal networking, no Power support... (this was a 202e
    > prototype at the time I believe...
    >
    > All of that belonged to AIX. which even had SMP beginnings (some
    > platforms). Even shared memory was not exactly working well on System V
    > (semaphores were very slow).

    That maybe right, I've never used AIX. But one single line of code would be
    enough for SCO. And I think there maybe some more than one line. Surely is it
    old code. But they say it's owned by IBM.
    I hope that one day jugdes will stop companies and people from making money
    that dark way. But I think that this hope is slightly irrealistic.

    CU
    Thorsten
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