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I, Cringley: What Goes Around Comes Around

Jun 24, 2003, 02:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert X. Cringely)

[ Thanks to Kevin Mack for this link. ]

"Those who have stuck with this saga recall that I earlier wondered whether SCO put those bits of UNIX System V into Linux themselves, whether they were scavenged from BSD UNIX into both System V and Linux, or whether the problem lay behind Door Number Three.

"Door Number Three it is! According to some of those who have had a look at the offending code, it DID come from IBM after all. There are reportedly many lines of identical code, and at least some of the Linux code even carries an IBM copyright notice. Well, this is a surprise to me and a delight at SCO headquarters in Utah, I'm sure, but I'll bet my house that SCO does not prevail and here's why..."

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