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The Tech: SCO: MIT Experts No Longer At MIT

Aug 25, 2003, 17:00 (47 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keith J. Winstein)

"The SCO Group of Utah has had to backtrack after saying that MIT mathematicians verified its claims that Linux, the center of the popular and freely-available GNU/Linux operating system, is an illegal knock-off...

"The company has so far declined to disclose most of these examples publicly. But it has said that three teams of experts have confirmed its assertion--including one team of mathematicians from MIT.

"'They said they hired three separate independent teams of experts to analyze their code, including one from MIT, and that the findings appear to corroborate the fact that the code had been taken from Unix and put into Linux,' said Laura DiDio, a senior analyst at The Yankee Group in Boston..."

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