eWeek: Open-Source Community Approaches SCO
Aug 19, 2003, 14:00 (14 Talkback[s])
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"The current NDA is completely unreasonable and will prejudice
the ability of any of us to do our job going forward if we sign it.
We feel that SCO needs to be reasonable about granting access to
the offending code.
"'But the open-source and Linux community also needs to be
reasonable, so while we feel the evidence overwhelmingly supports
our stance that Linux is not an unauthorized derivative of Unix, we
want to be able to look at the offending code without prejudicing
our future careers and so that we can remove any offending code,
even if that is a million lines,' Jeff Gerhardt, an active member
of the community told eWEEK on Monday.
"He also handed out copies of an e-mail message from Linux
luminary Eric Raymond, the president of the Open Source Initiative,
which was sent to Gerhardt on Monday and in which Raymond said that
if there was infringing code in the Linux kernel, 'our community
wants no part of it and will remove it...'"