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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 wrong?

"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..."

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