"McBride's accusation cuts to the heart of the open-source
movement's legal and philosophical underpinnings.
"As part of its billion-dollar lawsuit against IBM, which
charges that Big Blue misappropriated SCO's Unix trade secrets and
built them into Linux, SCO hired several consultants to compare the
source codes of the two operating systems.
"'We're finding...cases where there is line-by-line code in the
Linux kernel that is matching up to our UnixWare code,' McBride
said in an interview. In addition, he said, 'We're finding code
that looks likes it's been obfuscated to make it look like it
wasn't UnixWare code--but it was...'"