eWeek: Did SCO Violate the GPL?
Jun 11, 2003, 13:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)
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"Some members of the open-source community are claiming that the
SCO Group may have violated the terms of the GNU GPL (General
Public License) by incorporating source code from the Linux kernel
into the Linux Kernel Personality feature found in SCO Unix without
giving the changes back to the community or displaying copyright
notices attributing the code to Linux.
"A source close to SCO, who spoke on condition of anonymity,
told eWEEK that parts of the Linux kernel code were copied into the
Unix System V source tree by former or current SCO employees.
"That could violate the conditions of the GNU GPL, which states
that any amendments to open-source code used in a commercial
product must be given back to the community or a copyright notice
must be displayed attributable to Linux, he said..."