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InfoWorld: Linux Advocate: More SCO Evidence Flawed

Aug 21, 2003, 00:15 (20 Talkback[s])
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"The SCO Group is zero for two in its efforts to prove that its Unix software was illegally copied into the Linux operating system, according to Linux advocate Bruce Perens, who on Wednesday said he traced a second example of SCO's disputed code and that it was lawfully included in Linux.

"The revelation came the day after Linux enthusiasts claimed to have proved that SCO's first public example of copyright violations in Linux was illegitimate.

"SCO revealed the two snippets of code during a keynote address at its annual SCO Forum user conference in Las Vegas this Monday. The first snippet, which SCO claimed was copied line by line from Unix into Linux, was published by the German publisher, Heise. The second example, which SCO claimed was an 'obfuscated,' or a nearly identical copy, was obtained from SCO by IDG News Service..."

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