UnknowingFool writes: "Groklaw has posted IBM's explanation of SCO's claims about control of derivatives. For those who haven't been paying attention, SCO claims that IBM had no right to put their original code like JFS and RCU into Linux because IBM had access to and used SysV code, methods, and concepts in AIX and Dynix. For SCO, all of Dynix and AIX are derivatives and thus under the control of SCO regardless of who actually wrote the code. IBM's addendum illustrates that if the court accepts that argument, then SCO could claim that they own all internet devices like Blackberry's and satellites because TCP/IP (while developed independently by BSD) was included at one time in the past with AT&T Unix code."
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