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Re: SCO vs IBM

Pieter Hulshoff wrote:

Any proprietary code in the kernel (if any) will be replaced before you
> notice it's there in the first place...

Of course SCO don't want that to happen.  That's why you can only find out
what code they think is infringing by signing a non-disclosure agreement
with them.

If they genuinely wanted to protect some kind of valuable IP that had been
illegally placed into Linux, their best course of action would be to email
details of the infringing code to the Kernel mailing list and request that
it be removed.

Regardless of whether it was truly infringing, you can bet that code would be
gone within a very short space of time.

However, if that happened, SCO wouldn't be able to sow FUD and boost their
share prices by making their clueless investors believe they can sue IBM for
a Gigabuck and charge every one of 20 million(?) Linux users a few hundred

...hence the NDA.

SCO can only achieve their goals if the case never goes to trial and the
precise details of their case remains obscure.

The second law of Frisbee throwing states: "Never precede any maneuver
by a comment more predictive than "Watch this!"...it turns out that
this also applies to writing Fragment Shaders.
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