Erlang vs Linux

Bengt Kleberg <>
Tue Mar 11 09:15:40 CET 2003


> Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 10:20:28 -0500
> From: Vance Shipley <>

> It seems SCO is now suing IBM for $1 billion because they may
> have let Linux become contanimated with SYSV source licensed to
> them for AIX by SCO.
> 
> http://www.informationweek.com/story/IWK20030307S0005
> 
> This would be an interesting turn of events.  Linux becoming mired
> down in the same legal quagmire that stymied *BSD adoption and gave
> it the headstart.

you might be right. however, i think that linux has something bsd
did not have, a sponsor. it is not suse that is beeing sued, but ibm.
imho the legal system in the usa awards the victory to either party
after who has the most money.


bengt




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