Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.





More on LinuxToday


Perens.com: Analysis of SCO's Las Vegas Slide Show

Aug 21, 2003, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens)

WEBINAR: On-Demand

No-Size-Fits-All! An Application-Down Approach for Your Cloud Transformation REGISTER >

"I will start with SCO's demonstrations regarding 'copied' software. It is likely that SCO would present the very best examples that they have of 'copied' code in their slide show. But I was easily able to determine that of the two examples, one isn't SCO's property at all, and the other is used in Linux under a valid license. If this is the best SCO has to offer, they will lose.

"Slide 15 shows purports to show 'Obfuscated Copying' from Unix System V into Linux. SCO further obfuscated the code on this slide by switching it to a Greek font, but that was easily undone. It's entertaining that the SCO folks had no clue that the font-change could be so easily reversed. I'm glad they don't work on my computer security :-)

Complete Story

[Editor's Note: The Perens.com site is undergoing the Slashdot effect at this time. A mirror site to the Perens article is below. -BKP]

Mirror Site

Related Stories: