An article at Slashdot, titled "IP Theft in the Linux
Kernel", says that some of the Linux kernel source used
Søren Schmidt's BSD-licensed code without retaining the
Schmidt said that the developer at Red Hat has now changed the
local files and sent a patch to Linus Torvalds to include the BSD
license (from the original file) and added a comment that its based
on work done by Schmidt. Schmidt says that he hopes Torvalds will
take action soon and he doesn't want a PR disaster.
"I think it is pretty important that we in the free world
respect each other's work by giving proper credit where it's due,"
Schmidt said. "We cannot expect the business people to take us
seriously, if we can't show that we respect the rules, et cetera,
we have layed out ourselves."