[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 68, Issue 12

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Jul 10 20:39:54 CDT 2008

>From: Sandwich Maker <adh at an.bradford.ma.us>
>Date: 2008/07/10 Thu PM 04:42:24 EDT
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>Subject: Re: [rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 68, Issue 12

>" From: Andrew Jones <ascii.letter at gmail.com>
>" XENIX was a Microsoft port of SysV to early PCs. At some point in the 
>" 80s, it was transferred to SCO. I don't know what SCO's business was 
>" before XENIX, because XENIX (AKA SCO UNIX, AKA OpenServer) became their 
>" most important product. XENIX is notable in my mind for being one of the 
>" few operating systems to support 286 protected mode.
>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...

Novell owns AT&T Unix, SCO bought some rights, but not "Unix" - that is what has/will bring SCO down in their current litigation...

Novell wants it's share of the revenue SCO obtained illegally selling source licenses it didn't own the right to sell...

If needed I can find links, I think groklaw has a fairly good write-up...


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