MS Joins Unix Battle

Microsoft to license Unix code

This is just plain not good. This is going to make this battle much uglier. And the worst part is WHY they did it. According to the article:

"Late Sunday, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith said acquiring the license from SCO "is representative of Microsoft's ongoing commitment to respecting intellectual property and the IT community's healthy exchange of IP through licensing. This helps to ensure IP compliance across Microsoft solutions and supports our efforts around existing products like services for Unix that further Unix interoperability.""

So, no, its not for the technology or anything else, its to help SCO battle with Linux. That's just plain nasty. IBM should just buy them and put an end to the whole thing. Hell, open source all of Unix :)


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