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eWeek: Torvalds Did Want to See SCO's Code

Apr 03, 2004, 02:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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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.

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