On Thursday afternoon, 6 March 2003, The SCO Group filed a lawsuit against International Business Machines, IBM, Big Blue, over Linux for at least $1 billion, charging IBM misappropriated (stole) Unix trade secrets from SCO to build its presence in the Linux software business, interfered with SCO's business, breached their SCO contract, and competed unfairly. Many articles, and a boycott of SCO by open source supporters resulted.
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Treats legal aspects of SCO vs. IBM and Linux case: news, extensive analyses, big story archive, hard to find documents, large amounts of carefully researched information, quote database, well used fora. [Creative Commons License]
Open source leader Eric S. Raymond web page seeking information on how Unix trade secrets were legally nullified in the past.