Open Source Industry Australias hard hitting position

Open Source Industry Australia have published a positioning paper on the SCO business and, not surprisingly, it’s a bit of a whack for SCO. An organisation like OSIA is unlikely to side with SCO, but even so Wars have started over less.Here’s a taster for you:

1) SCO launched this lawsuit as a cynical share-price pump and dump
exercise.

2) Unless proven, there is no infringing code in Linux.

3) SCO has dropped the key argument in its case against IBM.

4) SCO’s claims that companies such as Computer Associates have bought
its Linux Intellectual Property (IP) Licenses are false.

5) Linux does not infringe on any SCO IP with respect to Application
Programming Interfaces (API).

6) Linux does not infringe on any SCO IP with respect to Application
Binary Interfaces (ABI).

7) SCO’s case will fail because it cannot prove it owns any Unix
copyrights nor can it prove that any infringing Unix code is in Linux

8) The AutoZone and Daimler-Chrysler defendants were not sued for using
Linux.

9) Microsoft is the only reason that SCO is still in business.

Read the full article here (it’s a PDF, sorry!).

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