According to this article, Microsoft is planning to license Unix code from SCO:

Microsoft will license the rights to Unix technology from SCO Group, a move that could impact the battle between Windows and Linux in the market for computer operating systems.

Does this make anyone else wonder what the SCO folks are smoking? (As if we didn't already...)

Update: It seems that /. has the story too. So if you want to read what all the morons think, head on over!

Posted by jzawodn at May 19, 2003 07:29 AM

Reader Comments
# Dan Isaacs said:

What did MS buy to develop it's POSIX compliant SFU?

on May 19, 2003 09:14 AM
# paul robichaux said:

Microsoft's SFU used to be called Interix, from a company of the same name. The company used to be named Softway, too, IIRC. Microsoft bought the Interix/SFU product in the fall of 1999 and has beefed it up quite nicely since then.

on May 19, 2003 10:20 AM
# Erik Tjernlund said:

That's exactly what I said when this whole SCO-mess started: what are they smoking over there? I don't even care any more if they have a case or if they just are completely insane, it's still like watching a company commit suicide.

on May 19, 2003 04:56 PM
# Dan Isaacs said:

Yeah, I have SFU 3.0 installed presently. I like it. Been using it since 1.0, right after they bought it. I guess my point was, if they bought that, would they not also have access to most anything SCO could license to them? I presume Interix gave them source code. :)

on May 19, 2003 05:51 PM
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