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BSD Today: Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice ...

Sep 25, 2001, 22:30 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy C. Reed)
An article at Slashdot, titled "IP Theft in the Linux Kernel", says that some of the Linux kernel source used Søren Schmidt's BSD-licensed code without retaining the copyright.

Schmidt said that the developer at Red Hat has now changed the local files and sent a patch to Linus Torvalds to include the BSD license (from the original file) and added a comment that its based on work done by Schmidt. Schmidt says that he hopes Torvalds will take action soon and he doesn't want a PR disaster.

"I think it is pretty important that we in the free world respect each other's work by giving proper credit where it's due," Schmidt said. "We cannot expect the business people to take us seriously, if we can't show that we respect the rules, et cetera, we have layed out ourselves."

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