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Perens.com: Analysis of SCO's Las Vegas Slide Show

Aug 21, 2003, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens)

"I will start with SCO's demonstrations regarding 'copied' software. It is likely that SCO would present the very best examples that they have of 'copied' code in their slide show. But I was easily able to determine that of the two examples, one isn't SCO's property at all, and the other is used in Linux under a valid license. If this is the best SCO has to offer, they will lose.

"Slide 15 shows purports to show 'Obfuscated Copying' from Unix System V into Linux. SCO further obfuscated the code on this slide by switching it to a Greek font, but that was easily undone. It's entertaining that the SCO folks had no clue that the font-change could be so easily reversed. I'm glad they don't work on my computer security :-)

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[Editor's Note: The Perens.com site is undergoing the Slashdot effect at this time. A mirror site to the Perens article is below. -BKP]

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