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by Rob Friesel

Here’s one you may have missed… This SCO vs. Linux thing keeps getting deeper. Maybe not as thick, but puts an interesting texture in this pudding: The MontaVista-Lineo case has some similarities to the much higher-profile legal battle between IBM and SCO Group, such as the GPL involvement. But one major difference is that both companies involved in the MontaVista-Lineo case support the GPL.

See also, this Forbes article: Previously, Caldera bought shares in two other Canopy companies, Troll Tech and Lineo, and later wrote off the Troll Tech investment but sold the Lineo shares at a profit, according to SEC filings. In 1999, Caldera sold its own shares to MTI, then bought those shares back last year, according to SEC filings.

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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