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On 19 May, SCO got help from Microsoft, which agreed to license SCO Unix technology. That sent shudders through the industry. Will the moves by SCO and Microsoft make trouble for Linux? So far, users are cautious. [osOpinion]
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Random Site Quote: Gates & Co. are paying a licensing fee for SCO's Unix technology -- and some techies see a plot to derail the rival operating system
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Author doesn't believe Microsoft licensed Unix source and patents from SCO because it wants to be in the right on IP issue, or because it fears being sued by SCO for code it has in its Services for Unix product. [Microsoft Watch]
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Random Site Quote: Before I jump into flame territory, let me say, for the record, that I believe Microsoft is interested in upholding the value of intellectual property (IP). It's not hard to understand why: Redmond loses lots of money in pirated software. That said, I don't believe, for an instant, that Microsoft
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Licensing Unix code from litigious SCO does little to allay fears that SCO is but a beard for Redmond. Microsoft was instrumental in SCO early growth, by selling Xenix. [The Register]
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Random Site Quote: MS blesses SCO, licenses Unix , 19th May 2003 19:38 GMT Microsoft's decision to license UNIX code from the litigious SCO Group will do little to allay fears that SCO is but a beard for Redmond. "The announcement of this license is representative of Microsoft's ongoing commitment to respecting
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AP reports the 937 boxes of court-ordered documents from the Caldera vs. Microsoft DR-DOS antitrust lawsuit, that were stored since the trial, are being destroyed now by request of SCO; 40 boxes are in use by Sun. [The Register]
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Random Site Quote: SCO pulps Caldera-MS trial archives History is toilet tissue... , 22nd May 2003 09:20 GMT The Caldera antitrust lawsuit included some of the most damning evidence of Microsoft misconduct; breakware, black propaganda, all was there, the potential embarrassment being such that there was good
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Analysis: Industry observers say Microsoft agreement to license Unix intellectual property from SCO is designed to feed fear, uncertainty, doubt about Linux, and help Microsoft fight it. [ZDNet UK]
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Random Site Quote: Microsoft's licensing of rights to Unix technology from the SCO Group lends heavyweight backing to SCO's intellectual-property claims and helps...
Microsoft's SCO licensing deal 'snubs Linux' Microsoft's licensing of rights to Unix technology from the SCO Group lends heavyweight backing to SCO's intellectual-property claims and helps Microsoft combat Linux, a growing marketplace threat to its operating system, analysts said. SCO on Monday

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After SCO announcement that BayStar Capital invested $50 million in SCO, questions are raised on Microsoft role. BayStar leads, creates, participates in PIPE investments, many with funds from other firms, such as Microsoft. [eWeek]
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Random Site Quote: UPDATED: Despite denials from SCO and BayStar, questions are raised about whether Microsoft had a role in the investment.
Linux & Open Source - eWeek Is Microsoft Behind SCOs $50 Million Cash Infusion? UPDATED: Despite denials from SCO and BayStar, questions are raised about whether Microsoft had a role in the investment. Hot on the heels of The SCO Groups announcement that in the company, questions are being

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Licensing deal formally allies Microsoft with a firm intent on frightening open-source community into submission. DoJ can't accuse Microsoft of harming business Linux users; easier, safer to let SCO do dirty work. [CNET News.com]
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Random Site Quote: CNET News.com's Charles Cooper explains why SCO's legal battle against IBM--and to a lesser extent the idea behind open-source development--is music to Steve Ballmer's ears. A CNET article by Charles Cooper. Published on May 30, 2003 4:00 AM PDT.
Microsoft's new Linux gambit Listen closely to what Microsoft is not saying about SCO Group's open-source operetta. Microsoft is not telling corporate managers that the use of open-source applications might land them in hot water with patent attorneys. And Microsoft is not saying that the

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Random Site Quote: The software giant will license the rights to Unix technology from SCO Group, a move that could dramatically impact the battle between Windows and Linux. A CNET article by Scott Ard, Staff Writer, CNET News. Published on May 18, 2003 10:45 PM PDT.
May 18, 2003 10:45 PM PDT Microsoft to license Unix code Microsoft will license the rights to Unix technology from SCO Group, a move that could impact the battle between Windows and Linux in the market for computer operating systems. According to a statement from Microsoft, the company will

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Licensing rights to Unix technology from SCO lends heavyweight backing to SCO intellectual property claims and helps Microsoft fight Linux, a growing market threat to Windows, analysts say. [CNET News.com]
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Random Site Quote: A licensing deal with the SCO Group lends heavyweight backing to Unix intellectual-property claims, and helps Microsoft combat Linux, a growing threat to the software giant. A CNET article by Martin LaMonica and Mike Ricciuti, Staff Writers, CNET News. Published on May 19, 2003 11:32 AM PDT.
May 19, 2003 11:32 AM PDT Microsoft sends message with Unix deal Microsoft's licensing of rights to Unix technology from the SCO Group lends heavyweight backing to SCO's intellectual-property claims and helps Microsoft combat Linux, a growing marketplace threat to its operating system, analysts

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Microsoft connection to anti-Linux campaign being waged by SCO is growing clear. In latest move, Microsoft fuels the battle by licensing SCO Unix patents, source code. [CNET News.com]
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Random Site Quote: Open-source activist Bruce Perens uncovers the SCO-Microsoft connection behind a campaign to convince people that trade secrets of Unix have been copied into Linux. A CNET article by Bruce Perens. Published on May 19, 2003 1:00 PM PDT.
The fear war against Linux Microsoft's connection to the anti-Linux campaign being waged by the SCO Group is becoming clear. In the latest move, Microsoft has stepped up the battle with an announced agreement to , describing the deal as a reflection of its "ongoing commitment to respecting

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