[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...

They don't.

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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