eWeek: Torvalds Did Want to See SCO's Code
Apr 03, 2004, 02:00 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Linus Torvalds, Linux's founder and leader, doesn't agree with
The SCO Group Inc. CEO Darl McBride's characterization of Torvalds
as being unwilling to look at SCO's Unix source code because "he
didn't want to be tainted by it."
"McBride made that assertion in an interview with eWEEK.com
earlier this week. In his contradiction of McBride's assertion,
Torvalds said that he told McBride that summer that the issue
wasn't with tainted code, but with signing SCO's NDA (nondisclosure
agreement) in order to see the Unix code that SCO claims was stolen
and placed in Linux by IBM.