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SearchEnterpriseLinux: One-on-One With Richard Stallman [Parts 1 and 2]

Apr 09, 2003, 20:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Yvonne Guzman)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"What do you think of the SCO lawsuit?

"Stallman: The first thing to realize is that SCO was completely confused by the misnomer I've been talking to you about, because if you read their complaint, it says 'Linux' all the time. And there is no single thing which fits even all their background statements that they make about 'Linux.' Some of them fit the kernel. Some of them fit the whole system. But you can't make all of them fit either the kernel or the whole system. So it's not even a coherent position.

"Is that going to hurt SCO, do you think, down the road?

"Stallman: I don't know. I would be glad if it does, but I really have no idea what the courts are going to do.

"Another point to notice is that the GNU/Linux system was going quite strong before IBM started making any substantial contribution. So we're talking about marginal parts of the system. Whatever the outcome of the court case may be, it won't affect the system overall..."

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