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The 1994 USL-Regents of UCal Settlement Agreement

Contributed by dhartmei on from the under-the-rug dept.

han writes: The linux people in their quest in finding as much as possible information against SCO have found a document which may be very interesting for the BSD-people as well:

Finally, we have legally obtained the settlement agreement between USL and The Regents of the University of California settling their 1990s lawsuits, thanks to Groklaw's dburns, who figured out that California has a Public Records Law, under which he made persistent application to obtain this document. Finally, after dotting all the i's and crossing all the required t's, he received the document from The Regents of the University of California's Office of the General Counsel, with a cover letter that reads in pertinent part:

"This is in further response to your request for legal filings, deposition transcripts, court orders and settlements in the California Superior Court case no. 717864-3. We have determined that the confidential 1994 settlement agreement between UNIX System Laboratories, Inc. and The Regents which was not filed with the court, may be disclosed to you under the Public Records Act."

And so the bullying by secrecy is over.

Read the rest at Groklaw

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  1. By Anonymous Coward ( on sco hacked.

    1. By gy ( on

      1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

        Someone's screenshot... Notice what the woman is writting behind the word SCO?

  2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Why is this so important? All I see is the reason why Berkeley released 4.4BSD-Lite, but I didn't need a 10 year old legal document to learn that. Is SCO trying to stick its finger in BSDs arse or something that this suddenly became relevant?

    1. By mirabile ( on

      In addition, the GNU people can't use them, since
      there's an advertising clause embedded, both into
      these touched by this settlement (since it's got
      a UCB _and_ a USL copyright, UCB can't easily re-
      voke the clause) and these affected by the 2002
      caldera licence (diff, grep, nroff, ...).

    2. By Rudy ( on

      I guess that this document shows who owns "UNIX".
      Another nail in SCO's coffin!


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