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 SCO Agrees IBM Owns AIX, JFS, NUMA, RCU Copyrights

GNU/Linux might be free of SCO threats. SCO's Blake Stowell admits to MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) that SCO-Caldera does not own the copyrights to JFS (Journaling File System), RCU (Read, Copy, and Update), NUMA (Non-uniform Memory Access) software, and other IBM-developed AIX code that IBM contributed to the Linux kernel. That could make it very difficult for SCO-Caldera to pursue its threatened copyright infringement claims against GNU/Linux users who refuse to buy SCO UnixWare licenses in order to run the GNU/Linux operating system. The SCO v IBM lawsuit is about about breach of contract and other tort claims. It is not about copyright infringement. Those issues remain in dispute.

Check MozillaQuest.com for the full story!

 (Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jul 28, 2003 )


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