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SCO Lawsuit compared to Stacker

© August 2003 Tony Lawrence

For those too young to remember, Stacker made a disk compression utility. This was back when hard disks were small and expensive, so there was a good market. Microsoft made overtures to Stacker to license their code, and then apparently went right ahead and wrote their own version using the knowledge they had obtained.

While the comparison of the SCO case to this is interesting, it's really not the same. Stacker claimed patent infringement, not outright theft of code.

The other point brought up in that post is the Linuxtag injunction in Germany.

But I don't think that really has much to do with the validity of the case: it just keeps SCO from making noise about it until it is settled.

See /Blog/B267.html for my general feelings about this sort of post.

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