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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..."

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