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Wheeler: Linux Kernel 2.6: It's Worth More!

Oct 13, 2004, 19:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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"On October 7, 2004, Jeff V. Merkey made the following offer on the linux.kernel mailing list:

"We offer to kernel.org the sum of $50,000.00 US for a one time license to the Linux Kernel Source for a single snapshot of a single Linux version by release number. This offer must be accepted by **ALL** copyright holders and this snapshot will subsequently convert the GPL license into a BSD style license for the code.

"Groklaw, for example, included an article that mentioned this proposal. It also noticed that someone with the same name is listed on a patent recently obtained by the Canopy Group. SCO is a Canopy Group company. Thus, this proposal raised suspicions in many as to Mr. Merkey's motivations..."

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