SD Times: SCO Suit: No Big Deal for Linux Adoption
Aug 18, 2003, 21:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edward J. Correia)
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"Linus Torvalds shared his thoughts with SD Times just after the
Kernel Summit in Ottawa in late July, at which close to 80 kernel
developers met to discuss upcoming Linux kernel changes. He
addressed the current lawsuit brought by The SCO Group against IBM
Corp., its effect on Linux adoption and copyright laws, and how
open-source development protects against propagation of proprietary
"SD Times: Have you been privy to which part(s) of Linux
are in question?
"Linus Torvalds: The actual lawsuit is apparently a
purely contractual issue between IBM and SCO, where SCO is unhappy
about the fact that IBM made some of its own IP available to Linux.
It all seems to boil down to the fact that SCO thinks that IBM
should not have made read-copy-update code, and their file system
code [available]. SCO feels that IBM thus unfairly helped a
competitor of theirs..."