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