A decade ago, SCO attacked Linux but it hadn't counted on running into a paralegal turned legal journalist named Pamela Jones and her Website Groklaw.
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SCO, the company that started the Linux lawsuit madness, is now in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but the Linux intellectual property FUD lives on.
Oracle's case is as dead now as when it began. Like SCO with its insane attacks against IBM and Linux, Oracle doesn't have a leg to stand on in its Google litigation.
SCO, the anti-Linux, litigation zombie that would not die is finally dead, but it's Unix operating systems: SCO OpenServer and UnixWare will live on.
Groklaw, the be-all and end-all of SCO lawsuit sites, will soon no longer be publishing new stories. Why? Because SCO's last dying efforts against Linux have come to nothing, and so Groklaw's mission is complete.
Microsoft has filed a major patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola -- and indirectly, Google, Linux and open source.The software giant's case against Motorola's Android devices won't slow the momentum of Google smartphones or its Linux-based open source operating system.
I was clearly wrong in predicting that the jury would find for SCO - but the fallout from the verdict is likely, I think, to be both worse for Linux and more surprising than anything, except the various fud campaigns and their consequences, that we've seen so far
Groklaw cheering to the contrary, Novell's "victory" is really a victory for Microsoft and what Leslie Charteris would cheerfully have referred to as the forces of darkness. As a result the best thing Linux advocates can hope for is that the judge orders the copyrights transferred to SCO.
I actually started pondering this a few days before the Novell-SCO ruling on Tuesday clearly put Novell in an important position as a "[defender of] Linux on the intellectual property front." Why, you ask, would a Googley Edu blogger be thinking about major players in the enterprise Linux market?
SCO Group, whose six-year-old legal case arguing Linux infringes its Unix copyright won an appeal which overturned a ruling that Novell owned Unix copyrights - and paves the way for a trial.
The Open Invention Network is making good on its pledge to try to overturn the Linux-related patents that were contained in Microsoft's recently settled litigation against TomTomNV.OIN announced today that three patents in the lawsuit -- including those the deal with the creation of long and short file names -- have been named for prior art review on the Post-Issue Peer-to-Patent website linked to the Linux Defenders portal.
The Linux Foundation is ready and willing to help companies get Microsoft's FAT out of their products.In his blog posted today about TomTom's settlement with Microsoft that was announced yesterday, foundation executive director Jim Zemlin said the case only proves that Microsoft was taking aim against Linux when it filed its lawsuit against TomTom last month and that it only undermines Microsoft's efforts to keep its technology relevant.
Is Microsoft's lawsuit against TomTom a sign that its attempt at locking down Linux through the use of patent cross licensing agreements is starting to fail? And thanks to TomTom, we know know that Microsoft has been using cross licensing agreements to undermine GPL.
Remember "Burn All GIFs" from 1999? In 2009, the Open Source mantra of choice could very easily turn into "Destroy all FATs"If you've been following the news in the Linux community, you've probably heard that Microsoft is currently in a lawsuit with Dutch GPS maker TomTom over what is believed to be a refusal on TomTom's part to cross-license long file name support in Microsoft's FAT32 technology.
Microsoft's lawsuit against TomTom is aimed at Linux but it won't deter the open source operating system's success in the mobile device market, said Open Invention Network's CEO.Open Invention Network CEO Keith Bergelt doesn't buy Microsoft's contention that the lawsuit, filed last week, is not targeting Linux.
The Linux Foundation insists it is equipped to fight Microsoft if the software giant’s lawsuit against TomTom impacts the open source Linux kernel.In his blog, Executive Director Jim Zemlin advised concerned parties to “calm down” in light of statements by Microsoft’s deputy general counsel that it is targeting TomTom’s GPS mapping software and not Linux.
A court has ordered the company's German arm to pay €10,000, for contravening a 2003 ruling barring claims that Linux includes intellectual property from Unix
Red Hat still faces a lawsuit brought by IP Innovation, which Linux Watch has called a patent troll, and Microsoft is still sitting at the table, fingering its ginormous stack of chips and smiling its Mona Lisa smile.
Troubled software maker SCO's chief executive has claimed the Linux operating system includes Unix source code, during a court case in which Novell is suing SCO for royalties on Unix.
Open-source fans have dismissed Darl McBride's court comments in the lawsuit brought against SCO by Novell