I’m still trying to figure out what to make of Microsoft’s licensing Unix technology from SCO. I’m waiting for the other shoe to fall here. Right now, I don’t even know what, exactly, Microsoft has licensed from SCO.
Perhaps this is a way for Microsoft to give SCO deeper pockets, or perhaps SCO had some dirt on Microsoft and this was Microsoft’s way out and by getting Microsoft to license from them, it gives them leverage against other companies that they want to blackmail. It’s important to remember that SCO’s lawsuit alleges that IBM violated SCO’s trade secrets — not their patents or copyright.