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Linux Journal: Torvalds Suggests DiBona for SCO Panel

May 19, 2003, 14:30 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Marti)

"Linux creator Linus Torvalds has suggested Damage Studios cofounder and former Slashdot editor Chris DiBona for membership on the panel of experts to which SCO executive Chris Sontag has offered to reveal evidence of copying code from SCO UnixWare to Linux.

"Appointing a believable panel would be difficult, Torvalds said in an e-mail interview. 'I suspect the people I'd like to see are not people SCO would care for or [who] would be able to sign an NDA on it. The thing I would want is somebody who is able to actually trace things back in time to be able to make a judgment of whether it came from UnixWare or from Linux. Somebody who is technical enough and has enough background in the kernel that he can follow it down without going mad,' he said..."

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