Linux and Main: The Question Is: Who Stole What From Whom?
Jun 03, 2003, 22:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)
"If you've just about had it up to here with all the talk of the
SCO v. IBM thing and various other noises made by SCO in the
general direction of Linux, you're not alone.
"Unfortunately, it does require some consideration and
discussion. If there were anything at all to SCO's claims--and I
believe that there is not--it could present some real trouble for
Linux beyond the FUD SCO has spread in hope of increasing its 6,000
(the company's figure) customers.
"At the base of it all is SCO's claim that some code it owns
found its way into the Linux kernel. Or, to be more specific, that
some code to which it may or may not have purchased rights from
someone else found its way into the Linux 2.4.x kernels..."