eWeek: Will Linux Luminary 'Shred' SCO's Unix Claims?
Sep 09, 2003, 12:54 (49 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)
"Linux luminary Eric S. Raymond is taking the fight with The SCO
Group right back to the basics: he has developed a utility known as
a comparator that looks for common code segments in large source
trees and which, on an Athlon 1.8 GHz box, has an effective
comparison rate of over 55,000 lines per second.
"Raymond, the president of the Open Source Initiative, declined
for legal reasons to say whether he had developed the comparator
specifically to compare older Unix code to Linux so as to be able
to refute SCO's claims that the 2.4 kernel and beyond contain
proprietary Unix code.
"But he did admit that 'I am grinning a grin that should
frighten the thieves and liars at SCO out of a week's