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InternetWeek: SCO Defends Against Open Source Advocates

Aug 27, 2003, 14:00 (46 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"SCO defended itself against criticism by the open source community, saying Unix code used in Linux comes from its own, copyrighted version of Unix, not--as Linux advocates argued last week--earlier versions that have been released into open source.

"SCO also said the General Public License (GPL), a popular license for releasing software into the open source community, violates U.S. and international copyright law...

"Linux advocates also said last week that the memory allocation code is only used in versions of Linux for IA-64 systems, such as systems running on the Intel Itanium chip, representing fewer than 10 percent of Linux installations. The vast majority of Linux installations are running on IA-32 systems such as Intel's Xeon processors.

"Sontag accused the Linux advocates of splitting hairs..."

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