Groklaw: Linus' First Analysis of the Files
Dec 23, 2003, 02:30 (15 Talkback[s])
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"Linus has taken a quick look at the files and has given
permission for us to publish his first analysis. There will be more
to say later, but the bottom line is that SCO appears to have made
a copyright claim to some files that Linus wrote himself. I'll let
him tell you about it, by reproducing his initial email to me from
"I have a very strong memory of having written the original
'errno.h' myself too, and I really think that at least the i386
version of errno.h actually has different numbers from 'real UNIX.'
Some of the first ones match, but not the rest. That one I explain
by just having a list of error codes, and just giving numbers in
order, but maybe I'm wrong..."