[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 68, Issue 12
Geoffrey S. Mendelson
gsm at mendelson.com
Thu Jul 10 16:00:25 CDT 2008
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 04:42:24PM -0400, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> i've always thought that sco -was- the ms xenix group, spun off.
> makes it all the odder they now own att unix. talk about the tail
> wagging the dog...
NCR bought AT&T's UNIX group along with the product (UNIX).
Novel bought NCR's UNIX group.
Caldera (a Linux vendor) bought something from Novel, which included the
use of the trademarks UNIX and SCO. *
Caldera changed their name to SCO.
While SCO (the renamed Caldera) was suing Linux users for violating the
AT&T patents, they were still allowing free unrestriced download of
Caldera Linux from their website.
* What they actually bought was the subject of much speculation and littigation.
It seems that whatever they actually bought, Caldera thought it was much more
than what Novel thought they sold.
Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com N3OWJ/4X1GM
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