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  • ESR: SCO's Evidence: This Smoking Gun Fizzles Out (2003-08-21 20:30:05)
    "There are three pieces of good news for SCO about the evidence they revealed on 18 July 2003. One is that the evidence does support a claim of code-copying; the second is that GPL is not in this case a usable defense; and the third is that BSD probably doesn't save us either. But the rest of the news is all bad for SCO: most of the supposedly infringing code was (a) released as open source by SCO/Caldera in 2002, (b) didn't come through IBM or Sequent, (c) isn't present in 90% of all running Linux distributions, and (d) was removed from Linux 2.5 in June 2003 on grounds of being too ugly to live. If this is representative of the quality of SCO's evidence, their case is dead on arrival..."

  • Perens.com: Analysis of SCO's Las Vegas Slide Show (2003-08-21 16:00:42)
    Bruce Perens has a full report on the entire "code" slide show shown by SCO at the SCO Forum on Aug. 18.

  • Torvalds, SCO Trade Media Blows (2003-08-21 15:00:24)
    Linus Torvalds has not exactly been shy on his opinion of the SCO Group, as he demonstrates in an interview with eWeek. NewsForge has a brief response from SCO.

  • EE Times: Toward Self-Diagnostic APIs for Embedded Systems (2003-08-21 05:30:23)
    "As embedded systems requirements grow and development cycles shrink, developers increasingly integrate commercial application programming interfaces (APIs), or collections of functions that the software tool publisher provides for utilizing the tool's features within an application..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, August 20, 2003 (2003-08-21 05:00:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: GnuCash 1.8.5 and GGV 2.3.99.

  • developerWorks: Create an Eclipse-based application using the Graphical Editing Framework (2003-08-21 04:00:55)
    "This article describes the initial steps involved in creating an Eclipse-based application using the Graphical Editing Framework (GEF)..."

  • KernelTrap: Specifying A Build Directory (2003-08-21 01:00:09)
    "Sam Ravnborg posted a set of patches to the lkml for the 2.6.0-test development kernel that adds support for specifying a build directory that's different than the source directory..."

  • InfoWorld: Linux Advocate: More SCO Evidence Flawed (2003-08-21 00:15:46)
    "The SCO Group is zero for two in its efforts to prove that its Unix software was illegally copied into the Linux operating system, according to Linux advocate Bruce Perens, who on Wednesday said he traced a second example of SCO's disputed code and that it was lawfully included in Linux..."