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Groklaw: Linus' First Analysis of the Files

Dec 23, 2003, 02:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"Linus has taken a quick look at the files and has given permission for us to publish his first analysis. There will be more to say later, but the bottom line is that SCO appears to have made a copyright claim to some files that Linus wrote himself. I'll let him tell you about it, by reproducing his initial email to me from earlier today.

"I have a very strong memory of having written the original 'errno.h' myself too, and I really think that at least the i386 version of errno.h actually has different numbers from 'real UNIX.' Some of the first ones match, but not the rest. That one I explain by just having a list of error codes, and just giving numbers in order, but maybe I'm wrong..."

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