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Perens.com: Analysis of Linux Code SCO Alleges Is In Violation Of SCO Copyright and Trade Secrets

Aug 19, 2003, 19:00 (47 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens)


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"On August 18 at their trade show in Las Vegas, SCO showed code that they claim was copied into Linux in violation of their copyright or trade secrets. The German publisher Heise photographed two slides of SCO's code show and made them public on their news ticker. Heise publishes c't, a popular German computer magazine. These are the slides...

"This slide has some of the 'System V' source code comments deliberately obfuscated using Greek characters in a Symbol font. You can remove the obfuscation by typing in the Greek text and changing back to a Latin font. The result is:

* As part of the kernel evolution toward modular naming, the
* functions malloc and mfree are being renamed to rmalloc and rmfree.
* Compatibility will be maintained by the following assembly code:
* (Also see mfree/rmfree below)

"This comment appears above the function shown in the next slide..."

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