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  • moonrealestate2000 moonrealestate2000 Jan 15, 2004 8:42 AM Flag

    The Party is Really Winding Down Now

    "SCOG was given the all the source code to Dynix -- not AIX. AIX code amounts to around 40 million lines, or somewhere there abouts..."

    SCOX may still have Dynix/ptx (org. Dynix was BSD-based, Dynix/ptx has Sys V compatibility) and AIX code from project Monterey.

    They want 40 mill. pages developer documentation about AIX from IBM, stuff like "
    20.4 Design documentation and programmer notes used by IBM engineers in making all contributions and enhancements to Linux.
    " (Tibbits). This has a taste of espionage by court order. What happens to the files after the lawsuit? Sell them (and a division of the company) to the highest bidder? Someone who is not tangeled by IBM's patents?

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    • You know, one of the things that struck me about reading Tibbitts statement on Groklaw was that the bulk of their case came from internet (presumably Google) searches. They had one copy of Dynix from IBM. Based on the MERCED label, I'm betting their copy of AIX was from project Monterey.

      Beyond that they are pulling patches from IBM's website and looking at the kernel mailing lists.

      This all from Tibbitts statement, which is supposed to explain what they aren't turning in and why, not what they are. If they have deveolped anything, in the over 9 months they've had, from all of this, it should be in the 60 pages handed to IBM not in the affidavit.

      In amazement at their incompetence, I contrast this with the work that PJ and readers have done at Groklaw and we have done here in the past using the same online tools to come up with something very significant in hours after someone notices some obscure hint buried in an SEC filing.

      SCO is so screwed.

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        the bulk of their case came from internet (presumably Google) searches. They had one copy of Dynix from IBM. Based on the MERCED label, I'm betting their copy of AIX was from project Monterey.

        Beyond that they are pulling patches from IBM's website and looking at the kernel mailing lists.
        --------8< quote >8--------

        I wonder if they have SO deluded themselves that they truly believe AT&T's letter of clarification ammending the original contract terms doesn't apply.

        Proving their case is SO simple: 1) they have all the SysV source; 2) They have 2.4.x kernel source.

        They can probably even get a copy of ESR's comparator if they no longer have access to the mathematicians with connections to MIT.

        Even a bunch of junior software engineers armed with grep and diff should be able to find the violations. (the infinite number of monkeys theorem)

        By now it should be obvious to even the most loyal shill that Caldera Intl (The SCO Group) has no case.



        =^^=

      • ==In amazement at their incompetence, I contrast this with the work that PJ and readers have done at Groklaw and we have done here in the past using the same online tools to come up with something very significant in hours after someone notices some obscure hint buried in an SEC filing.==

        They have the same tools, but we know how to use them. How many of the 10 people at SCO scurce know boolean algebra? How many can program C? Without CS knowledge, everything looks the same. I guess that's why they searched for comments in their Forum examples. Knowing how programmers comments are generated, i guess SCO source will next claim ownership of some basic knowledge named "42".

        But they are still dangerous: Their way of thinking is much closer to the jury's then ours.

 
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