Well, I probably didn’t put it in writing, but I’ve never trusted SCO/Caldera. Turns out they are suing IBM (/. article) over Unix IP.
The UNIX IP and Trademarks have been passed around like a biker’s girlfriend, the latest holders being our friends at SCO. Seeing as they don’t have anything to offer themselves, they may as well try and make a buck (or a Billion) off the patent to some 30 year old technology. Bruce Perens made a comment on slashdot that this could be a ploy to get them bought – after all, IBM has the cash, SCO has nothing of value except for this lawsuit.
Here’s the deal. IBM licenced technology from the AT&T patents to make AIX. Much after that (10 years) SCO bought the patents. SCO now says that IBM is misusing them in order to promote their Linux interests.
http://newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=03/03/07/1728239 is another good article on the situation. SCO has a page about it too. Conspiracy theorists will note that SCO uses Schwartz as their PR agency, who Red Hat used to use.