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CRN: Torvalds Says SCO Won't Give Him Peek At Code Without NDA

Jun 11, 2003, 14:30 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"The SCO Group has shown off a few hundred lines of Linux code that allegedly violates its rights to Unix but won't allow Linus Torvalds--the father of Linux--to take a peek without signing a non-disclosure agreement.

"In an e-mail response to CRN, Torvalds, the founder of Linux and top engineer on the open-source project, said he asked SCO's top executive about viewing the code but was not granted absolution from a legal agreement that would prevent him talking publicly about it.

"'I've not seen the code, and clearly I can't sign an NDA for it,' said Torvalds. 'I did ask [SCO CEO] Darl McBride to show it to me but didn't expect them to make it available. They didn't...'"

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