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At Wed Aug 9 07:52:21 PDT 2006


Archived post: Investor Village, "STREAMS: gotta catch 'em all!"

Gee! Wasn't STREAMS the (obsolete) networking technology that Caldera tried unsuccessfully to have placed into Linux, and that TSCOG is now whining was illegitimately placed there anyway, even though it wasn't?

Here, at the LKML and from all the way back in 1998, is Alan Cox' wonderful treatise on just exactly *why* STREAMS never made it into the Linux kernel.

How about just a little taste:

From	(Alan Cox)
Subject	Streams and Linux
Date	Mon, 29 Jun 1998 02:03:30 +0100 (BST)

[Red Hat firmly off, Linux hacker hat firmly on]

> pennies worth.  All of the following is my personal opinion, worth
> every penny you have paid for it. :-)

I can't be bothered to even discuss the more stupid poltical aspects
of all this. I'm just going to explain technical issues - nothing more
or less.

>    "convert" Streams code to "Linux-specific" alternatives necessarily
>    preclude this kind of "conversion" as an option.  Given this
>    premise, we have two alternatives:

The are several things people muddle up

1.	Streams

<snip>

At Wed Aug 9 07:12:17 PDT 2006


Archived post: Investor Village, "Hey Luke! Here's the source, Re: Elfs: Gotta catch 'em all!"

In which we see that, at least on August 7, 2006, TSCOG still made available the source code for GNU gnutools-5.0.7Kj-SRC.tar.bz2 which, when un-bzipped, provides you with the source code for that naughty, naught Elf stuff that TSCOG says was illegitimately incorporated into Linux.


At Sat Jul 22 12:22:57 PDT 2006 or so...


Archived post: Investor Village, "Re: Negative Know-how, perhaps YATM: Yet Another TSCOG lie^W Misrepresentation"

In which TSCOG goes with "Negative Knowledge" in the SCO v. IBM hearing on April 14, 2006.


At Fri Jul 21 22:48:33 PDT 2006 or so...


Archived post: Investor Village, "YATM: Yet Another TSCOG lie^W Misrepresentation"

In which it is seen that TSCOG lies again in the SCO v. IBM hearing on April 14, 2006.


At Wed Jul 19 07:15:50 PDT 2006 or so...


Archived post: Investor Village, "A clear deception written by TSCOG"

In which it is seen that TSCOG essentially lies in its "SCO'S OBJECTIONS TO ORDER GRANTING IN PART IBM'S MOTION TO LIMIT SCO'S CLAIMS"


At Mon Jan 16 06:36:47 PST 2006 or so...


For the record: www.darlmcbride.com in its fullness, archived Monday January 16, 2006

This archive includes the forged UNIX timeline; see my discussion, below...

This archive is un-edited (beyond my adding a link back out to this page, and the archive date) and contains links to external sites, mainly at http://www.sco.com/


Eric Levenez' Unix Timeline

And, TSCOG's bastardization of the same, their "SCO Source Unix timeline" - preserved by me on June 19, 2004

NOTE: none of the links on my copy of the "SCO Source Unix timeline" page will work: the original pages on SCO's web site were found to have been removed sometime prior to July 25, 2004.

What's the deal with TSCOG's "timeline"? Cut to the chase.


I decided to put all the old SCO/UNIX stuff back up :-/

No links have been checked, except those internal to my own stuff.


At Mon Aug 1 11:22:01 PDT 2005 or so...


From Groklaw: SCO v. Novell, side-by-side


Novell goes for the throat: Novell-78

This is an ocr'ed and rtf2html'ed copy. Questions? Use the source, Luke...


My incomplete APA_analysis.html

This represents a subset of the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) between the Santa Cruz Operation and Novell, dated September 19, 1995


The famous ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE SANTA CRUZ OPERATION, INC. AND NOVELL, INC. Dated as of September 19, 1995


By mutual agreement:


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To: jmerkey <jmerkey@utah-nac.org>
Cc: John Sage <jsage@finchhaven.com>
Subject: Re: Finchhaven Current Issues with the Lawsuit

jmerkey wrote:

Put up something very simple like this:


"Since finchhaven has withdrawn their disputed content from the public
internet, and otherwise satisfied the claims brought in this cause of
action, and since there remains no issues of fact, they have been
dismissed from the lawsuit without prejudice."


Jeff


At Mon Aug 2 19:07:47 PDT 2004, work on the real project here has ceased for the while...


A few recent thoughts about Amendments...

Two of my posts to Y! Finance SCOX:

Re: Amadia Dec. - Sealed, But Important
by: infosecgroupie (56/M/out to lunch) 
Long-Term Sentiment: Strong Sell 
10/24/04 04:55 am
Msg: 197117 of 197118
 
It is interesting to note that Amendment No. 2 makes reference to
Amendment X, but that Amendment X makes *no* reference to Amendment
No. 2.

The reference in Amendment No. 2 is in "D." section, and is fairly
much boilerplate:

"Novell and SCO agree to indemnify and hold harmless the other from
and against any and all losses, liabilities, judgments, and costs
incurred ("Liability") if either causes the other to incur Liability
under Section 10 of Amendment No. X to Software Agreement SOFT-00015
as amended, Sublicensing Agreement SUB-00015A as amended, Software
Agreement SOFT-00015 Supplement No. 170 as amended, and Substitution
Agreement XPER-00015B ("Amendment No. X")."


This suggests that either:

1) Amendment No. 2 was executed after Amendment X, and thus 2 knew of
X, while X could not know of 2, as it were; or

2) Amendment No. 2 was a side deal between Novell and the Old SCO, and
had *nothing* to do with IBM at all. This, of course, is confirmed by
the fact that Amendment No. 2 is signed only by Sabath (for the Old
SCO) and Tolonen (for Novell), while Amendment X is signed by both
those two and by Craig Schneider for IBM


This has always been my opinion: Amendment No. 2 was some sort of a
side deal where Novell nailed down various SysVRX license/licensee
issues, and threw the copyrights bone in paragraph A. to the Old SCO
as a quid-pro-quo...


i_s_g 

and my followup:

Re: Amadia Dec. - Sealed, But Important
by: infosecgroupie (56/M/out to lunch) 
Long-Term Sentiment: Strong Sell 
10/24/04 05:10 am
Msg: 197118 of 197118
 
Curious note:

Amendment No. 2 makes reference to "Substitution Agreement XPER-00015B
("Amendment No. X")" and thus equates XPER-000015B with Amendment X.

Google for XPER-00015B

All results returned [at Sun Oct 24 02:18:34 PDT 2004] (with the
exception of Amendment No. 2 at sco.tuxrocks) reference "the
Substitution Agreement (Agreement Number XPER-00015B) dated February
1, 1985."

http://radio.weblogs.com/0120124/2003/08/08.html

http://twiki.iwethey.org/twiki/pub/Main/SCOvsIBMTimeline/IBMSCOCountersuit.txt

http://lwn.net/Articles/43592/


Why is Amendment No. 2 seemingly equating a document from February 1,
1985, with Amendment X, dated October 16, 1996?

Even Amendment X refers to XPER-00015B in the correct context:

"Amendment No. X to Software Agreement SOFT-00015 as amended,
Sublicensing Agreement SUB-00015A as amended, Software Agreement
SOFT-00015 Supplement No. 170 as amended, and Substitution Agreement
XFER-00015B"


Curiouser and curiouser...


i_s_g 


The University of California Berkeley UNIX Licenses

By Harlan Wilkerson. "Here are some links to .pdf files containing the side letter agreements between the University and AT&T. Several of these constituted the University's permission to distribute BSD."

(Thu Oct 21 07:24:35 PDT 2004)


 

APA_analysis.html

This represents a subset of the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) between the Santa Cruz Operation and Novell, dated September 19, 1995

The basic approach is to present, with inline commentary, the APA as it presents the "Business"; the schedules "Assets" and "Excluded Assets" and other supporting documents are inserted inline where they seem to fit into the logic of the APA. Also included is Amendment No.2, dated October 16, 1996, and some of the Missing Schedules, as needed.

The intent is to try and follow through the APA and discover just exactly where and just exactly what was transfered from Novell to the Old Santa Cruz Operation. There is probably a particular emphasis on "Copyright", and a lesser emphasis on "Trademark".

Inline is some background, some non-exhaustive analysis, and a few relevant links outward.

Of the two, this is the more current document, and the one being actively revised and updated.


APA.html

This represents a more straight-up rendition of the APA, with the schedules "Assets" and "Excluded Assets" inserted inline where they are either first mentioned, or are relevant for understanding. Also included inline is Amendment No.2, dated October 16, 1996.

Of the two, this document is pretty much static at this point, as my efforts have gone into the Analysis.


Various TSCOG-related links

LamLaw.com

Slashdot.org

GrokLaw.net


Eric Levenez' Unix Timeline

And, TSCOG's bastardization of the same, their "SCO Source Unix timeline" - preserved by me on June 19, 2004

NOTE: none of the links on my copy of the "SCO Source Unix timeline" page will work: the original pages on SCO's web site were found to have been removed sometime prior to July 25, 2004.

What's the deal with TSCOG's "timeline"? Cut to the chase.


The Asset Purchase Agreement between Novell and the Santa Cruz Operation at Groklaw.


The Monterey agreement between the Old SCO and IBM


The rest of these are exported out of Opera 7.11 for Linux at Sun Jul 25 10:50:51 PDT 2004

SCOX - stock stuff
SEC: Company Information: SCO GROUP INC
Yahoo! Finance - SCOX message board
Yahoo! Finance - SCOX: Headlines for SCO GROUP INC
Yahoo! Finance - SCOX: Technical Analysis - CNDL
SCO Investor Relations
Introduction to Candlesticks - ChartSchool - StockCharts.com
Investopedia.com: Financial Dictionary
What did Skiba know, and when did he know it? SCO Group Soars on Upgrade - By Ronna Abramson - Staff Reporter - 10/15/2003 03:07 PM EDT - New at 10/10/04
 
Al Petrofsky: Scorecard for SCO vs. World - "Disclosure: I have a short position in SCO's common stock (12,000 shares as of 2004-07-15). Thus, I have a direct financial interest in decreasing the public perception of SCO's value, and the prudent reader will scrutinize any information I provide that is unflattering to SCO. To facilitate this, I attempt to provide, wherever possible, convenient links to more persuasive documents, e.g., links to images of signed court filings, or to SEC filings directly from sec.gov."
 
Trademarks® and Copyrights© &c
Lanham (Trademark) Act (15 U.S.C.) Index - at www.BitLaw.com
Copyright Act (17 U.S.C.) Index - at www.BitLaw.com
 
Here's the highlights of the "Trademark Assignment Abstract of Title" for the mark "UNIX"
 
Trademark Assignment Abstract of Title #73537419 for the mark "UNIX" - Filing Dt: 05/13/1985 - Date matches at Page 9 of 9 - "Attachment C" - "SELLER DISCLOSURE SCHEDULE" for mark "Unix" and country "United States"
Trademark Assignment Abstract of Title #73544900 for the mark "UNIX" - Filing Dt: 06/24/1985 - Date matches at Page 9 of 9 - "Attachment C" - "SELLER DISCLOSURE SCHEDULE" - for mark "Unix" and country "United States"
 
TTABVUE: Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Inquiry System for mark "Unix"
Search TTABVUE: Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Inquiry System
 
Trademark Assignment Abstract of Title #74433402 for the mark "UNIXWARE" - Filing Dt: 09/03/1993 - Date matches at Page 9 of 9 - "Attachment C" - "SELLER DISCLOSURE SCHEDULE" - for mark "Unixware" and country "United States"
Trademark Assignment Abstract of Title #74433508 for the mark "UNIXWARE" - Filing Dt: 09/03/1993 - Date matches at Page 9 of 9 - "Attachment C" - "SELLER DISCLOSURE SCHEDULE" - for mark "Unixware" and country "United States"
 
Trademark Assignment Abstract of Title #74068206 for the mark "Unix System Laboratories" -
 
Assignor == gave - click on the 8-digit Ser. # for details. What was transfered is up at the top, at "Mark"
Trademark Assignment Assignor Details for UNIX SYSTEM LABORATORIES, INC
Trademark Assignment Assignor Details for NOVELL, INC.
Trademark Assignment Assignor Details for SANTA CRUZ OPERATION, INC., THE
Trademark Assignment Assignor Details for CALDERA, INC.
Trademark Assignment Assignor Details for CALDERA HOLDINGS, INC.
Trademark Assignment Assignor Details for CALDERA INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Trademark Assignment Assignor Details for CANOPY GROUP, INC., THE
Trademark Assignment Assignor Details for TARANTELLA, INC.
Trademark Assignment Assignor Details for SCO GROUP, INC., THE
 
Assignee == got - click on the 8-digit Ser. # for details. What was transfered is up at the top, at "Mark"
Trademark Assignment Assignee Details for UNIX SYSTEM LABORATORIES, INC
Trademark Assignment Assignee Details for NOVELL, INC.
Trademark Assignment Assignee Details for SANTA CRUZ OPERATION, INC., THE
Trademark Assignment Assignee Details for CALDERA, INC.
Trademark Assignment Assignee Details for CALDERA HOLDINGS, INC.
Trademark Assignment Assignee Details for CALDERA INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Trademark Assignment Assignee Details for CANOPY GROUP, INC., THE
Trademark Assignment Assignee Details for TARANTELLA, INC.
Trademark Assignment Assignee Details for SCO GROUP, INC., THE
 
Andy Tanenbaum, the author of Minix
Some notes on the "Who wrote Linux" Kerfuffle - Andy Tanenbaum, 20 May 2004
More notes on the "Who wrote Linux" Kerfuffle - Andy Tanenbaum, 21 May 2004
Comparison of Linux code with MINIX code - Alexey Toptygin - Andy Tanenbaum, 20 May 2004
Rebuttal to Ken Brown - Andy Tanenbaum, 6 June 2004
 
Evolution of the Linux Credits file: Methodological challenges and reference data for Open Source research by Ilkka Tuomi
Evolution of the Linux Credits file
 
Is there BPF code in Linux? Did it come from Missouri? Correcting the record...
ZDNN - BPF - Missouri School District - a Linux supporter, but...
BPF origin in Linux (LinuxWorld Feedback) - "Jay Schulist, a senior software engineer with Pleasanton, California's Bivio Networks says he wrote the 500 lines of code in 1997 as part of a volunteer project for the Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools in Wisconsin. "I used it for helping a local school district in my home town to connect their old Apple Macintosh machines to the Internet," he said."
 
At: /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-18.9/net/core/filter.c
/*
 * Linux Socket Filter - Kernel level socket filtering
 *
 * Author:
 *     Jay Schulist <jschlst@samba.org>
 *
 * Based on the design of:
 *     - The Berkeley Packet Filter
 *
 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
 * as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version
 * 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
 *
 * Andi Kleen - Fix a few bad bugs and races.
 */
 
Misc
AdTI
 
Novell
Novell: Novell Challenges SCO Position, Reiterates Support for Linux
Novell: UnixWare Compliance With X/Open Standard
Novell Completes Sale of UnixWare Business to The Santa Cruz Operation
the Unixware FAQ - interesting early history, other FAQ's
 
lasermoon.co.uk - Lasermoon was a distributor of a specifically-POSIX certified Linux distro (Linux FT), apparently written by Unifix, of Germany
Certifying Linux - Posted on Thursday, August 01, 1996 by Heiko Eifeldt; How Linux was POSIX certified
LWN: Caldera/SCO Linux: Obituary - [This article was contributed by Ladislav Bodnar] - roughly May, 2003
Re: Japanese translation of Debian FAQ - Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 18:51:02 +0900 - Describes POSIX certification by Unifix, distribution by Lasermoon
[SMAUG] Caldera Workstation 3.1 - Wed Aug 8 01:43:01 2001 - describes licensing found in an installation of Caldera OpenLinux Workstation v. 3.1
The SMAUG 2001q3 Archive by Thread - 2001q3 Archives by Thread - "Smaug is a user group, located in Santa Cruz, CA with an interest in exploring, using and teaching others about Linux, *BSD, and similar operating systems."
This is the final listing of Testing Laboratories and Validated Products from the NIST POSIX Testing Program, dated December 3 - Product Suppliers, System Suppliers, Products - "It is provided for HISTORICAL PURPOSES ONLY. The NIST POSIX Testing Program ended on December 31, 1997 and no longer has accredited laboratories or validates test results."
Lasermoon, Linux-FT | Linux Gazette - Date: Tue, 08 Oct 1996 Clarification - Linux-FT, The Road Ahead
GROKLAW - udi project - ""SCO International, Inc. (SCO) is advancing the state of the art in device driver technology. As an active member of project udi, the industry group that designed udi (the Uniform Driver Interface)..."
GROKLAW - unifix - " the Agreement and Plan of Reorganization between Caldera and OldSCO from 2000" - the first mention of Unifix, and Lasermoon
Re: Will Caldera's WABI run on a Debian system? - Mon, 25 Nov 1996 13:50:27 -0700 (MST) - POSIX, Lasermoon, Caldera, Caldera purchases Linux FT
 
history
An excellent AIX background. "Some background may be in order, for some of our less geeky friends here" - by atul666 on Yahoo! Finance SCOX.
A very early UNIX/Xenix history, from the tuhs.org maillist archive.
The very early SCO/Dynix/Sequent relationship, also at tuhs.org.
A description of AT&T/Western Electric -> Microsoft -> HCR -> Xenix -> SCO Xenix, at tuhs.org.
A clarification of UNIX "rights" versus UNIX "license", still at tuhs.org.
 
AT&T News Release, 1991-12-12, Novell and Unix System Labs create Univel, a networking company
AT&T News Release, 1993-06-14, Novell completes acquisition of UNIX System Laboratories
Caldera goes Unix with SCO acquisition | The Register
the Unixware FAQ - interesting early history, other FAQ's
BYTE.com - P. Salus - Unix at 25
Datametrics--Handout for UNIX a Brief History - Covers up to about 1994; mentions Micro$oft and Xenix; SCO and Xenix; very interesting early history (pre-Novell) of UNIX trademarks; a useful index to vendor/hardware, Unix distro, and distro parentage
Multics History
Micro implementations of Unix
Unifying Unix - Compaq/Sequent/Tru64
SCO vs M$FT: A Tale of Two Press Releases
A short history of UNIX
 
Caldera/Tarantella
http://www.sco.com/
http://www.caldera.com/
Why Caldera Released Unix: A Brief History
Caldera: SEC rule 425 - Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) today announced the debut of Caldera International, the name of the new company after the completion of the acquisition of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO)
http://www.tarantella.com/
Tarantella Amend S-1 - BEWARE: I don't know what the hell this thing is, but Opera seems to render it as a gigantic image file of some sort, and it's huge - well over 2MB..
 
Dirty Tricks®
DDJ - DR-DOS - "Non-fatal error detected...Please contact Windows Beta 3.1 support" - was DR-DOS broken on purpose?
 
The Open Group
The Open Group: UNIX System
Open Group: The UNIX System History and Timeline
Backgrounder on the UNIX®cd System and SCO / IBM legal action
The Open Brand - Register of Certified Products
 
Baystar
Welcome to BayStar Capital
SCO/Baystar stock repurchase agreement
OSI - Doc 10: Halloween Documents
Timeline: SCO - Baystar - Boies - Anderer
Investor's Business Daily: Breaking News "The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking at whether hedge funds, tipped off to Pipe deals by brokers, made bets against the companies' stocks before the deals were consumated and publicly announced"
 
UNIX obscurities..
/DOSystems/XINU.html - "Xinu" is used to name two entirely different Unix variants. *This* Xinu is another teaching OS (written by Douglas E Comer, now at Purdue), in the sense of Minix, and is probably not a "real" Unix.
Another Xinu is Mt Xinu (Mt Xinu == Unix tm backwards :-) ) Mt Xinu came out of Berkeley: "Berkeley, Calif.-based Mt Xinu, founded in 1982, specializes in the development, marketing and support of leading-edge UNIX system software for research, development and educational applications." and was an actual Unix variant.

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