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LinuxWorld: SCO Suspends Linux Sales, Torvalds Reacts

May 15, 2003, 13:00 (43 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

[ Thanks to Joe Barr for this link. ]

"Linus Torvalds, father of the Linux kernel and leader of the open-source project that has captured the imagination of the entire IT world, had this reaction when I asked if he had a comment on the latest SCO news:

"Not much of a comment. I'd personally just like to know what they claim infringes, since they themselves seem to be quite confused about it (at one point they said that it wasn't the kernel but something else, and at another point they said it was).

"I suspect they noticed that as long as they distribute Linux, they are themselves bound by the GPL. Which (among other things) clearly states that you can't limit recipients rights, including the right to further distribute it (without any limitations further down the chain either)..."

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