BusinessWeek: Linus Torvalds: SCO Is "Just Too Wrong"
Jan 26, 2004, 14:45 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Kerstetter)
"Q: SCO claims that old Unix files it says it owns are
now in Linux. Can you explain to me why you think that's
"A: [A number of files SCO claims to own] were
written from scratch for Linux.... SCO also doesn't hold any
copyrights to the BSD code [software developed at the University of
California at Berkeley that SCO says contained copyrighted material
that was passed on to Linux], nor is it actually in [SCO's version
of Unix]. So SCO is wrong.
"Also, SCO has apparently several times mentioned how copyright
notices have been removed. Just for the record: Original Unix
doesn't have any copyright notices to remove. They were added after
a lawsuit [between the Berkeley developers and AT&T, which was
settled]. So SCO would be wrong again..."